braincase


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braincase

[′brān‚kās]
(anatomy)
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Baird and Olsen's (1983) report of a dicynodont therapsid was based on the partial braincase (YPM VPPU 020750) reidentified here as that of a paracrocodylomorph pseudosuchian.
The foramen magnum in humans is centrally positioned under the braincase because the head sits atop the upright spine in bipedal postures.
London, June 14 ( ANI ): A new analysis of the braincase of a 290-million-year-old fossil fish that has long puzzled paleontologists has revealed that the common ancestor of all jawed vertebrates on Earth resembled a shark.
Small front teeth, a rounded braincase and other traits identify the reassembled fossil as a modern Homo sapiens, Shackelford said.
As those changes, we used the key features that are derived in humans, by comparison with our ancestors: the shift of the foramen magnum associated with the transition to bipedal posture, the retraction of the face, the flexion of the cranial base, and, finally, the expansion of the braincase.
And it was this braincase and an ankle joint that linked the early reptile to crocodiles.
Each specimen was assigned to one of three relative age groups (subadult, adult or old adult) based on the degree of fusion of ventral braincase elements.
The soft palate is controlled by several nerves that connect to it directly through the braincase.
and snuffle my way from tail to narrow braincase, spoon by gritty spoonful.
The fossil specimen (NMMNH P-18816) represents a single individual, and consists of a braincase, 9 cervical vertebrae, 44 trunk vertebrae, 27 ribs (3 complete) and various fragments (Fig.
Analysis of the braincase, though, ties the new species closely to tyrannosaurs.