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monospondylous precaudal vertebrae
(English) Vertebrae with one centrum and one pair of basidorsals, basiventrals, and ribs per body segment (myotome), and generally extending from the occiput to the end of the body cavity and to over the pelvic girdle. However there is much variation in the position of the monospondylous-diplospondylous transition, which can range well in front or behind the pelvic girdle. (See also: diplospondylous vertebrae, monospondylous-diplospondylous transition)

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