The observations on the development of the pelvic girdle in the Amphibia and Amniota are nearly as scanty as on those of Fishes.
In the cartilaginous Ganoids the pelvic girdle is hardly to be separated from the skeleton of the fin.
I would estimate that it went from the lower part of his chest to the pelvic girdle.
In the pelvic girdle the ilium corresponds to the scapula, the ischium to the coracoid, the pubis to the clavicle.
The pelvic girdle has disappeared, its place being taken by the enlarged and ossified dermal fin-rays of the pelvic fins.
They articulate with the pelvic girdle and hence this vertebra is regarded as the sacrum.
It is for a considerable period attached to the pelvic girdle, but eventually becomes segmented from it.
The skeleton consists of a basipterygium (bp), continuous in front with the pelvic girdle.
In the Amphibia the two parts are not separated, and resemble in this respect the pelvic girdle of Fishes.
In the shark the pelvic girdle is rather largely developed, but in the more specialized fishes it loses its importance.
pelvic girdle n.
A bony or cartilaginous structure in vertebrates, attached to and supporting the hind limbs or fins. Also called pelvic arch.