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("However, these traits have been lost in higher vertebrates." Incorrect. Found in stuctures in human anatomy)
The function of dermal bone is conserved throughout vertebrates, varying in shape and numbers of bones in the [[skull roof]] and postcranial structures. In [[bony fish]], dermal bone is found throughout the body in the fin rays and scales. Dermal bone is formed within the Dermis; Grows by accretion only; outer portion of the bone depositing more by use of osteocytes
(e.g. Clavicle, Patella, os cordis)