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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However, is not possible to compare MG 4802 with Lourinhasaurus alenquerensis due to the absence of middle caudal vertebrae in the latter specimen (Lapparent and Zbyszewski, 1957; Mocho et al.
Moreover, Ruiz-Omenaca (2011) noted that the first chevron in Delapparentia is located between the third and fourth caudal vertebrae, as in Iguanodon and Ouranosaurus (Taquet, 1976: 119) and unlike Mantellisaurus (Norman, 1986: 310), where it is placed between the second and third caudals.
During embryonic development, proximal caudal vertebrae become surrounded by the ilia and incorporated into the synsacrum.
Eight caudal vertebrae have been recovered, showing the morphology of the anterior, middle and middle-posterior portion of the tail.
Abdominal/caudal vertebral configuration Type A, with haemal arches of first two caudal vertebrae expanded to accommodate posterior extension of swimbladder (Fig.
Dorsal zygapophyses prominent on anterior vertebrae, ventral zygapophyses present on posterior precaudal and caudal vertebrae.
A large (102-117), deep-bodied species of Opistognathus with the following combination of features: maxilla long, with flexible scimitar-shaped lamina in adults of both sexes, extending beyond operculum in male; black inner lining of maxilla and adjacent membranes; dorsal-fin soft rays 12 or 13; anal-fin spines 111; gill rakers on lower limb of first arch 21-26; pored lateral line scales 54-55; caudal vertebrae 16.
In pigeons the tail skeleton is composed of five or six caudal vertebrae and a bladelike pygostyle.