Journal of Morphology

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Edited By: J. Matthias Starck

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  1. Orientation of the lateral semicircular canal in Xenarthra and its links with head posture and phylogeny

    Florence Coutier, Lionel Hautier, Raphaël Cornette, Eli Amson and Guillaume Billet

    Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20665

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    Orientation of the lateral semicircular canal of the inner ear within the skull of extant xenarthrans (Mammalia). Upper skull: in the extant armadillo Dasypus kappleri. Lower skull: in the extant three-toed sloth Bradypus tridactylus. The red lines mark the plane of the lateral semicircular canal, which is more oblique in armadillos than in sloths (relative to the palate).

  2. Tentacle structure in freshwater bryozoans

    Yuta Tamberg and Natalia Shunatova

    Version of Record online: 9 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20666

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    afln, abfronto-lateral nerve; am, abfrontal muscle; an, abfrontal nerve; fm, frontal muscle; fn, frontal nerve; lfn, latero-frontal nerve; pc, peritoneal cell.

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    Looking into the puparium: Micro-CT visualization of the internal morphological changes during metamorphosis of the blow fly, Calliphora vicina, with the first quantitative analysis of organ development in cyclorrhaphous dipterans

    Daniel Martín-Vega, Thomas J. Simonsen and Martin J. R. Hall

    Version of Record online: 9 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20660

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    The major morphological changes in key internal structures during blow fly metamorphosis are documented with micro-CT. A quantitative analysis of the development of selected organ systems is provided for the first time in cyclorrhaphous dipterans

  4. Development of cranial muscles in the actinopterygian fish Senegal bichir, Polypterus senegalusCuvier, 1829

    Masatsugu Noda, Tsutomu Miyake and Masataka Okabe

    Version of Record online: 9 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20636

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    We describe the m. interhyoideus and m. hyohyoideus each as an independent component in P. senegalus. The m. hyohyoideus develops near the external gill muscles and is probably derived from the m. constrictor hyoideus dorsalis.