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  • D & A long bases, similar, I-III spines
    tail base slender
    C v concave/forked
    top jaw bone: wide, scaly, exposed
    pectorals - long, narrow wings
    scales - large, often spiny
  • deep, compressed, top & bottom profiles similar
    snout blunt, short; small mouth
    eye with fatty ring
    D & A I-IV, >30, symmetrical, scale covered
    no pelvics