Histology of ganoid scales from the early Late Cretaceous of the Kem Kem beds , SE Morocco : systematic and evolutionary implications

François J. Meunier, René-Paul Eustache, Didier Dutheil & Lionel Cavin
In 1963, N. Tabaste described disconnected fossil material from the Saharan Cenomanian site of Gara Tabroumit, and especially three sets of isolated scales that she all referred to the genus Lepidotes. Although the rhomboid shape and overall morphology of one set of scales allow regarding them as ganoid scales, the external aspect of the ganoine is not as regularly smooth and shiny as it is in most lepidosteoid scales commonly referred to ginglymodian (“semionotiform”) fishes....
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