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The internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates).A skeletal structure internal to an organism, such as the human body's skeleton.

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Book recommendation for exam

... gonads) and their interrelationships. 18. Comparative functional anatomy of various systems of vertebrates (integument and its derivatives, endoskeleton, locomotory organs, digestive system, respiratory system, circulatory system including heart and aortic arches; urino-genital system, brain ...

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by bertstare
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Book recommendation for exam
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Re: Experimental evidence for evolution

... and I think this is were I diverged with Conway-Morris, be dubbed as insignificant. For example the fact that insects have exoskeleton rather than endoskeleton will forever bring massive constraints as to the size/shape that they will be able to reach because of simple mechanical problems. So as ...

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by canalon
Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Experimental evidence for evolution
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Re: Vertebrates and invertebrates

... There are more specific features for vertebrates; lensed eyes (similar to gastropod and annelid eyes), jaws on all but the agnathans, an endoskeleton, etc... and for most of them there is invertebrate group(s) that share similar features..

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by Chroma
Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Vertebrates and invertebrates
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i want help

... that the exoskeleton is heavy and eventually becomes too heavy for the internal muscles to lift . (.....5....) . in contrast , vertebrates have an endoskeleton . which is an internal set of bony supporting structures . (........6......) . Each bone of the skeleton has muscles fixed to its surface ...

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by duro0re
Sat May 31, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: i want help
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I want to know the different between Exo and Endoskeleton concerning how they fossilized? thanks :!:

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by Gad
Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: end-exoskeleton
Replies: 1
Views: 1025
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