In front the bar is continuous with the pectoral girdle (figs. 344 and 348).
The simplest type of pectoral girdle is found in Elasmobranchs.
pectoral girdle very small or absent, wing absent, only an indication in Dinornis dromioides.
The paired fins are fan-like, and the pectoral girdle is attached to the hinder part of the skull.
Posteriorly M. submaxillaris is folded and attached to M. sternoradialis of the pectoral girdle.
Owen's reasons for considering the pectoral girdle and the fore-limb part of the occipital vertebra are as follows.
The Gymnophiona and some of the Labyrinthodontia have lost the pectoral girdle and limbs.
The pectoral girdle consists almost entirely of dermal clavicular bones.
It becomes eventually segmented off from the pectoral girdle, simply articulating with its hinder edge.
The pectoral girdle includes both membrane and cartilage bones.
pectoral girdle n.
A bony or cartilaginous structure in vertebrates, attached to and supporting the forelimbs. Also called pectoral arch.