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Re: Definition of "Hybodont"


I'm not very takative on this mailing list but I think I have the answer:
From the Greek hybos (hump-backed)+ tooth

Vincent Fernandez

From: Lee Hall <lhall@montana.edu>
Reply-To: lhall@montana.edu
To: david.marjanovic@gmx.at, dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: Definition of "Hybodont"
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 07:56:13 -0700

Thanks for that helpful link.  Possibly, do you know what the prefix
"hybo" might mean?


On 11/27/06, David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
It bites.

Well, erm... shark-like animals with many small teeth and... oh yeah: http://www.palaeos.com/Vertebrates/Units/070Chondrichthyes/070.600.html#Hybodontiformes

Scroll up on that page to see their place in the family tree of cartilaginous fishes. And keep in mind that all this is not a definition, but a diagnosis (a list of characters for telling the hybodonts apart from everything else). :-)
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