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neu·ro·cra·ni·um

(nū'rō-krā'nē-ŭm), [TA]
Those bones of the cranium enclosing the brain, as distinguished from the bones of the face.
[neuro- + G. kranion, skull]

braincase

also

brain case

(brān′kās′)
n.
The part of the skull that encloses the brain. Also called brainpan.

neu·ro·cra·ni·um

(nūr'ō-krā'nē-ŭm) [TA]
Those bones of the cranium enclosing the brain, as distinguished from the bones of the face.
Synonym(s): brain box, braincase.
[neuro- + G. kranion, skull]
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ceylonicus (n=2) was 15.00+-0.71mm, breadth of braincase was 7.00+-0.00mm while zygomatic breadth was 9.89+-0.13mm.
The fossil only preserved bones from the left side of the braincase; however, using CT scans these elements were digitally mirrored and 3D printed at life size to complete the braincase.
Meanwhile early human fossils dating more recently to 160,000 years ago - at Herto in Ethiopia - had big 'robust' faces - unlike us - but with 'globular' braincases like ours.
Ancient human skulls with especially large nasal cavities and unusually shaped braincases actually represent human-Neandertal hybrids, she suggests.
Baird and Olsen's (1983) report of a dicynodont therapsid was based on the partial braincase (YPM VPPU 020750) reidentified here as that of a paracrocodylomorph pseudosuchian.
The assumption that "brain size led the way" was fueled in part by the fraudulent "Piltdown Man," a man-made "fossil" combining a larger human braincase with an ape jawbone, which would not be exposed as a hoax until 1953.
The braincase has distinctive chimp features but the teeth and face have human characteristics.
General shape: long, with a large braincase and elongated snout
geoffroyi and Geococcyx (Figures 7-9) the orbital process of the lacrimal bone is perpendicular to the braincase, while in Dromococcyx and Tapera (Figures 5 and 6) the process is moderately oblique.
Selected cranial measurements in millimeters of UABC-092 and UABC-093 were respectively as follows: zygomatic breadth 21.9 and 28.3, braincase height 14 and 17, upper jaw length 17 and 18, lower jaw length 24.7 and 30.4, and least interorbital breadth 6.4 and 9.4.
Maxillary characters [X.sup.9,] [X.sup.10,] and [X.sup.13] were badly preserved due to broken zygomatic arcs, nasal bones, and the braincase (Table 2).