The morphology of the mammalian cervical pleurapophysis

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Abstract

Current osteological literature manifests an unacceptable lack of uniformity in the topographical definition of the mammalian cervical pleurapophysis. Definitions advanced are inadequate or erroneous or even mutually contradictory. A new and corrective definition of the cervical pleurapophysis is therefore propounded satisfactory to the phylogenetic and morphological requirement of vertebral serial homology.

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