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Contribution à l'étude des otolithes des poissons: 4. A propos des Moridae
Nolf, D. (1980). Contribution à l'étude des otolithes des poissons: 4. A propos des Moridae. Bull. K. Belg. Inst. Nat. Wet. 52(10): 1-6
In: Bulletin. Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Mededelingen. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0368-0177, more
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Keywords
    Otoliths; Taxonomy; Moridae Moreau, 1881 [WoRMS]; Marine

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Abstract
    Although the otoliths of the Moridae appear at first to be very distinctive, they do have a series of variations which are analogous with other Gadiformes. The only truly aberrant characteristic of Moridae otoliths is the special morphology of the cauda which arises from an important synapomorphy which characterises the family. Despite the analogous variation of the Moridae it is not possible to place them with any other family in the Gadiformes. The earliest fossils of the Moridae date from he lower Miocene, but they probably differentiated much earlier than the other Gadiformes, during the Upper Cretaceous.

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