Re: NANFA-- Speaking of school AKA fish bones

Dave Neely (
Wed, 08 Oct 2003 10:18:15 -0500


It sort of depends on what sort of fish skull you're trying to illustrate,
or if you're just doing a generalized skull.

The best overall reference out there is Gregory, W.K. 1933. Fish skulls: a
study of the evolution of natural mechanisms. Transactions of the American
Philosophical Society 23(2):1-481. The originals are hard to find, but it
was reprinted in 2002 by Krieger Publishing, out of Malabar, FL.

I checked the UTK library catalog, and they don't seem to have a copy of it.
You might try to get it via interlibrary loan, or ask around the department
to see if anyone has one in their personal collection.


David A. Neely
Dept. of Biology, St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO 63103 USA
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