extrascapula

extrascapula
(plural extrascapulae))
small bones bordering the posterior margin of the skull roof in primitive Teleostomi. They apparently originate from enlarged scales. One of a series of from 2-8 bones known variously as cervicals, extrascapulars, nuchalia, postparietals, scale bones, supratemporals or tabulars

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  • cervical — extrascapula (a small bone bordering the posterior margin of the skull roof in primitive Teleostomi. It apparently originates from enlarged scales. One of a series of from 2 8 bones known variously as nuchals, postparietals, scale bones,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • supratemporal bone — extrascapula (small bones bordering the posterior margin of the skull roof in primitive Teleostomi. They apparently originate from enlarged scales. One of a series of from 2 8 bones known variously as cervicals, nuchals, postparietals, scale… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tabular bone — extrascapula (a small bone bordering the posterior margin of the skull roof in primitive Teleostomi. These bones apparently originate from enlarged scales. One of a series of from 2 8 bones known variously as cervicals, nuchals, postparietals,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • extrascapulae — plural of extrascapula …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • nuchal — 1) pertaining to the nape; (plural nuchalia) 2) extrascapula (one of a series of small bones bordering the posterior margin of the skull roof in primitive Teleostomi. They apparently originate from enlarged scales. One of 2 8 bones known… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • os tabulare — (plural ossa tabularia)) tabular bone (extrascapula (a small bone bordering the posterior margin of the skull roof in primitive Teleostomi. These bones apparently originate from enlarged scales. One of a series of from 2 8 bones known variously… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • postparietal — 1) extrascapula (one of several small bones bordering the posterior margin of the skull roof in primitive Teleostomi. They apparently originate from enlarged scales. One of a series of from 2 8 bones known variously as cervicals, nuchals,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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