The next two cases include the remaining specimens of the spiny-finned fish. From Wordnik.com. [How to See the British Museum in Four Visits] Reference
Cuvier, with not a few of the ichthyologists who preceded him, arranged the fishes into two distinct series, -- the Cartilaginous and Osseous; and these last he mainly divided into the hard or spiny-finned fishes, and the soft or joint-finned fishes. From Wordnik.com. [The Testimony of the Rocks or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed] Reference
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