A muscle derivative of the mandibular levator that runs from the chondrocranium to the palatoquadrate cartilage. Found in sharks [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0073040584 ]

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present in taxon


taxon notes

In some fishes such as the chimera and in tetrapods the palatoquadrate becomes fused to the braincase and this muscle is absent.