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Fig. 6 | Frontiers in Zoology

Fig. 6

From: Evolution of the facial musculature in basal ray-finned fishes

Fig. 6

Cranial musculoskeletal system of Lepisosteus platostomus, USNM 54983; left lateral view; maxillary, circumorbital, and cheek bony series removed. a Superficial musculature. b Deeper musculature; dorsoposterior portions of preopercle, accessory laminar tendons of the intersegmental aponeurosis, pars sphenoidalis, pars malaris, and pars stegalis of adductor mandibulae additionally removed. Abbreviations: AM, adductor mandibulae; CMD, constrictor mandibularis dorsalis. Color code: Salmon, muscle; sand, bone; blue, cartilage; white, tendon or ligament (regular connective tissue); dark grey, irregular connective tissue

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