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Adding Technical template[edit]

The Description section is far too technical for a general encyclopedia article. The long second paragraph, in particular, is practically incomprehensible. Here is just a small sample from that paragraph:

Finally, in euhyostyly, also known as true hyostyly, the mandibular cartilages lack a ligamentous connection to the cranium. Instead, the hyomandibular cartilages provide the only means of jaw support, while the ceratohyal and basihyal elements articulate with the lower jaw, but are disconnected from the rest of the hyoid.

None of those bizarre terms have links to other articles explaining what they mean.

Someone who can bridge the yawning gap between the information presented in this paragraph and the English language should rewrite the whole paragraph.--Jim10701 (talk) 14:47, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Are not skates types of rays?[edit]

The article says that the elasmobranchii consists of sharks, skates and rays, but is not the skate a type of ray?ACEOREVIVED (talk) 22:14, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

I agree, rays and skates is a term that should be interchangeable. Order Raji12voltlighting (talk) 04:26, 9 February 2014 (UTC)