paramastoid process

par·a·mas·toid pro·cess

[TA]
an occasional process of bone extending downward from the jugular process of the occipital bone in humans.
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The temporal bone also participated in the formation of the crest, lateral to the paramastoid process as described in camel (Singh).
The paramastoid processes or styloid process (Processus jugularis) were thin and prismatic, which projected ventrally as described in chital (Kumawat et al., 2014); whereas the paramastoid process was underdeveloped in arctic foxes (Zuoliang, 2004).