caudal vertebrae


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cau·dal ver·te·brae

the vertebrae that form the skeleton of the tail.

caudal vertebrae

(1) Coccygeal vertebrae; vertebrae coccygeae I-IV [NA6]. 
(2) Tail vertebrae (lower animals).
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So anterior vertebrae were probably removed from fish during processing (perhaps as a single strip subsequently partially disarticulated) leaving the most posterior caudal vertebrae in the product.
The fifth group includes cut marks on 97 abdominal and anterior caudal vertebrae (from 21 stratigraphic contexts) consistent with splitting a fish axially by passing a knife in the sagittal plane between the vertebral column and the tail musculature.
Fish were decapitated at Robert's Haven, anterior vertebrae cut out, and some posterior caudal vertebrae left in the finished product.
Total vertebrae 65-72 (68), precaudal vertebrae 40-47 (44), caudal vertebrae 21-27 (24).
Total vertebrae 65-73 (69), precaudal vertebrae 40-47 (44), caudal vertebrae 21-27 (25).
Total vertebrae 59-66 (63), precaudal vertebrae 36-43 (39), caudal vertebrae 21-28 (24).