pterygoid fovea

(redirected from pterygoid pit)

pter·y·goid fo·ve·a

[TA]
a depression on the anteromedial side of the neck of the condylar process of the mandible, giving attachment to the lateral pterygoid muscle.

pterygoid fovea

The depressed rugosity on the anteromedial aspect of the neck of the condylar process of the mandible, which is the point of attachment of the lateral pterygoid muscle.
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The species is easily distinguished from other Neotropical Emballonuridae by the presence of white wings; ears connected by a low band of skin across the forehead and a skull large and robust for the genus with the basisphenoideal pit between two large, deep pterygoid pits separated by a mesopterygoid extension (Hood and Gardner, 2008; Lim et al., 2010).
macrotis, the pterygoid pits are separated by a basisphenoideal pit, while in P.
3a), and the skull with large pterygoid pits separated by a mesopterygoid extension (Sanborn, 1937; Jones and Hood, 1993; Hood and Gardner, 2008; Lim et al., 2010; McDonough et al., 2011) (Fig.