The time of ossification in pectoral girdle
and sternum: Scapula, Clavicle, Coracoid, Humerus:
tridactylum capture, we measured snout-vent length (SVL), total length (TL), and pectoral girdle
circumference (PGC) using a measuring tape ([+ or -] 0.
She said that in modern lungfish, the longer mouth cavity enables them to hold a bubble of air in their mouths, while the cranial ribs anchor the pectoral girdle
during air gulping.
Although Andriashev (1986) and Andriashev and Stein (1998) demonstrated the importance of the pectoral girdle
in distinguishing among species and in explaining liparid relationships, we did not dissect, clear, and stain a pectoral girdle
from these specimens owing to the high probability of damaging them and destroying other characters (Chernova, 2001; Chernova and Stein, 2002).
The pelvic girdle was firmly attached to the vertebral column, and the pectoral girdle
had smaller extrascapular dermal bone components (with the exception of the clavicle, which was larger).