neurocranium


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neurocranium

[¦nu̇r·ə′krā·nē·əm]
(anatomy)
The portion of the cranium which forms the braincase.
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The specimen mostly consists of the rostrum, lower jaws, and a dorso-ventrally crushed neurocranium (Figs.
The left side of the face (maxilla, mandible, teeth and base of the cranial vault) is visible; the copper helmet covers the eye orbits and the whole of the neurocranium.
Fish otoliths are the specialized hard parts of the actinopterygian and sarcopterygian acoustico-lateralis system, situated in the membranous labyrinths in the otic capsules of the neurocranium.
Among the specimens was a small block of diatomaceous shale, which contained a crushed, incomplete neurocranium of a fossil fish that still contained both saccular (= sagitta) otoliths in situ.