Origin of shoulder girdle
First recorded in 1865–70
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The sternum is cartilaginous, and both it and the shoulder-girdle are very simple.
The most primitive Amphibian shoulder-girdle is found in the Urodela.
The anterior limbs (arms) articulate with the pectoral or shoulder-girdle.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition
Vernon L. Kellogg
Among reptiles there are several distinct types of shoulder-girdle.
I subsequently made the restoration of the shoulder-girdle (p. 115).
- The pectoral girdle, especially of a human.
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