Histological study of the median lingual dental plate of the Cretaceous fish †Palaeonotopterus greenwoodi (Teleostei: Osteoglossomorpha) from the Kem-Kem beds, Morocco

François J. Meunier, Didier Dutheil & Paulo M. Brito
We describe the histology of the lingual dental plate of an extinct Notopteridae, †Palaeonotopterus greenwoodi, from the Cenomanian Kem-Kem Beds in Morocco. The lingual dental plate is bulky. Its regular and more or less smooth crushing surface does not exhibit any teeth externally. The plate is composed of several superimposed layers of side-by-side teeth. The teeth are attached to each other by a small amount of cellular bony tissue that may contain some vascular canals....
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