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Noun1.Gnathostomata - comprising all vertebrates with upper and lower jaws
Craniata, subphylum Craniata, subphylum Vertebrata, Vertebrata - fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals
gnathostome - a vertebrate animal possessing true jaws
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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* On August 5, 2014, the ROM's Dave Rudkin and Carole Burrow of Queensland Museum, Australia, published a paper in the journal PLOS ONE about a 425-million-year-old spiny shark fossil, the oldest known near-complete fossil of an early jawed fish.
A chimaera is type of jawed fish closely related to sharks and rays.
Warr contends that the newly identified genes probably do represent the first diversified V-region families to be found in animals more primitive than jawed fish. Says Warr, "There's a possibility that [Litman's team is] looking at a set of molecules that somehow bridge, or are related to, the border between adaptive and innate immunity."