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postcranial

(pōst-krā′nē-əl)
adj.
1. Situated behind the cranium.
2. Consisting of the parts or structures behind the cranium: the postcranial skeleton of an animal.

post·cra′ni·al·ly adv.

postcranial

(pōst-krā'nē-ăl)
Behind or below the cranium; used to describe the bones of the trunk and limbs.
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One of these specimens, a natural mould of a small dentary, is referable to Teraterpeton hrynewichorum, which Sues (2003) named on the basis of an excellently preserved, nearly complete skull and much of the postcranial skeleton collected from Burntcoat Head by the avocational collectors George and Sandy Hrynewich (NSM994GF041; Fig.
We report data from two partial carapaces, postcranial elements, and a skull recovered from two localities from the Mexican states of Tamaulipas and Tlaxcala (Fig.
It also differs from the earlier autralopiths in having reduced cranial muscle markings, more delicate facial morphology, and smaller teeth, as well as in other craniodental and postcranial details.
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As part of a larger study (8), cranial and postcranial material was collected from 350 white-tailed deer during the fall of 2001 at the US Fish and Wildlife Service hunter check station on the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Jones and Jasper Counties, Georgia.
Of the postcranial remains that have been sexed (data from Webb 1989), there are consistently more males represented than females, regardless of element (Table 5).
Current research includes postcranial evolution and adaptation of the Plio-Pleistocene hominids.
Material: a large part of a skeleton including both cranial and postcranial material.
Enlow's integrative approach to human skeletal development and morphology, and is based on extensive studies that date from 1955 to 1990 from human, monkey, cat, rabbit and rat craniofacial and postcranial specimens that represent various projects ranging from the ontogeny of auditory ossicle histology to the cleft palate.
It is important to note that only postcranial fetal remains, specifically fragmented long bones and vertebral arch fragments, were situated outside of the uterine area (i.
PEO first discovered postcranial remains of a sauropodomorph dinosaur in sandstones of the McCoy Brook Formation at Wasson Bluff in August 1976 as part of a team from Princeton University led by Donald Baird (Fig.
To identify dietary species, we compared items to voucher specimens (skeletons, skulls, and hair) from the scientific collections of the Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Bioltogicas, Instituto Politecnico Nacional in Mexico (Lopez-Vidal and Elizalde-Arellano, 2006), parts of postcranial skeletons were identified by direct comparison with the same element from specimens of the same general region in Mapimi.