basicranial


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ba·si·cra·ni·al

(bā'si-krā'nē-ăl),
Relating to the base of the skull.

ba·si·cra·ni·al

(bā'si-krā'nē-ăl)
Relating to the base of the skull.
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The crista sellaris is a cartilaginous bar that separates the pituitary fenestra and the basicranial fenestra.
The basicranial fenestra is smaller and it is limited by the basisphenoid and basioccipital.
New material, including basicranial, axial and appendicular elements, provides further information about the skeletal anatomy of Lirainosaurus (Diez Diaz et al.
2001): Basicranial anatomy of the living linsangs Prionodon and Poiana (Mammalia, Carnivora, Viverridae), with Comments on the Early Evolution of Aeluroid Carnivorans.
The somatic elements that are particularly advanced in marsupials include the onset of ossification of the maxilla, premaxilla, and dentary; the onset of organization of craniofacial musculature; and the differentiation of basicranial cartilages.
scotti is defined by four traits: (1) basicranial length greater than 500 mm, (2) stout metapodials, (3) ectoflexid penetration on M/1 and M/2 but less frequently on M/3, and (4) P1/ frequently retained and, if present, located medial to P2/.
The extent of basicranial flattening in four European Neandertal specimens falls within the range observed in a sample of modern human skulls dating from 25,000 years ago to medieval times, Frayer contends.
erectus, rather than a recent migration of people from Africa, gave rise to the hominids which reached Australian shores, is an interpretation that has already been disputed by Arthur Durband in his study of basicranial characters, although Webb does not refer to such evidence.
Specimens INPA 5141 and INPA 5154 are adult males with scrotal testes, closed basicranial sutures and completely erupted molar dentitions, glossy dark-brown dorsal fur, and sparkling grayish abdominal pelage.
Patients with Treacher Collins syndrome might have basicranial kyphosis, narrowing of the pharynx, and severe microretrognathia with deficient ramal height.
Only individuals judged to be adults, on the basis that all basicranial sutures were fused, were used in the morphometric analyses.
The braincase, basicranial axis, and median septum in the Dinocephalia.