"Elasmobranchii" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A subclass of cartilaginous fish comprising the SHARKS; rays; skates (SKATES (FISH);), and sawfish. Elasmobranchs are typically predaceous, relying more on smell (the olfactory capsules are relatively large) than sight (the eyes are relatively small) for obtaining their food.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Elasmobranchii" by people in Profiles.
The early elasmobranch Phoebodus: phylogenetic relationships, ecomorphology and a new time-scale for shark evolution. Proc Biol Sci. 2019 10 09; 286(1912):20191336.
Holocephalan embryos provide evidence for gill arch appendage reduction and opercular evolution in cartilaginous fishes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jan 25; 108(4):1507-12.
Sonic hedgehog function in chondrichthyan fins and the evolution of appendage patterning. Nature. 2007 Jan 18; 445(7125):311-4.