In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Among vertebrates, only the cartilaginous fishes, lungfishes and amphibians (especially salamanders) possess exceptionally large C-values.
- This looks a little like a lungfish and is half fish, half eel shaped.
- The ray-fins include the thousands of familiar sport and commercial fishes, but of the lobe-fins, only eight species survive, six lungfishes and two coelacanths.
- There are five hypaxial muscles in both the African and South American lungfishes.
- Freshwater types continued to flourish, including the rhizodonts and lungfish.
- A third group of fishes, the lungfishes or fishes that can breathe on land, survive today as freshwater fishes in Queensland.
- Tetrapods are part of a larger groups called Sarcopterygii, which also includes several groups of lobe-finned fish, such as lungfish and the coelacanth.
- Compare with the lungfish, another example of living fossil.
- The fins are very flexible and potentially useful for supporting the body on land, as in lungfish and tetrapods.
- Although the molecules function at high oxygen concentrations in sharks, lungfishes, and even tetrapods, they are most efficient at releasing oxygen in those conditions in codfish and other modern fish.
- The lungfish use lungs as accessory breathing organs, and during droughts modern forms can survive for several years in burrows.
- Tetrapods, whose closest living relatives are lungfish, have two main groups: amphibians and amniotes.
- The data set included sequences of genes from mammals, birds, amphibians, coelacanths, lungfishes, ray-finned fishes, and cartilaginous fishes.
- In the handful of cases currently available for animals, namely lungfishes, amphibians, and conodonts, long-term stasis was found to be the rule.
- These include lungfish, Arapaima, tambaqui, piranha, Hydrolycus, and goliath and pirarara catfishes.
- Tiktaalik would have breathed like a lungfish, says Clack, senior assistant curator at Cambridge's University Museum of Zoology.
- Today lungs are found not only in land vertebrates but also in a few obscure fish lineages, such as gar, bichir, and lungfish.
- He grumbled, rapidly crawling ahead at a rate I'd never have expected to see in a land-adapted fish, be it a walking catfish or a lungfish.
- But in coelacanths, lungfishes and some primitive sharks, the transformation of notochord into a segmented bony vertebral column does not take place.
- Long shots for the title include caviar-producing sturgeon, goliath Amazon catfish, giant lungfish, razor-toothed gars, massive cods, and Mongolian salmon.
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