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braincase

[′brān‚kās]
(anatomy)
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Caption: Hominids in Spain some 400,000 years ago had protruding teeth and no chin, as in this fossil, but had not yet evolved the big brain cases seen 200,000 years later in Neandertals.
The diagnostic characteristics of the specimens were (1) small forearm (Table 1), (2) short cranium with more convex brain case (Table 1; Figs.
The brain case cast is exposed due to the breakage of the parietal bones and the coronal suture line is visible on the brain case cast as well.
Some form of brain case is a defining feature of vertebrates.
Toumai, who has been given the scientific name Sahelanthropus tchadensis, had a brain case about the same size and shape of a chimpanzee.
When human evolution is discussed, the hand receives much more attention than the brain case. Yet the skull is the most truly distinctive bone structure of the human body.
One of the exciting things is we were able to see inside its brain case with the CT scan.
The Dmanisi fossils maybe examples of a hominid species that evolved in western Asia, he says, but "a raft of evidence" from the brain case, teeth, limbs, hands and feet suggest that H.
Luzia has a very projected face; her chin sits out further than her forehead, and she has a long, narrow brain case, measured from the eyes to the back of the skull; as well as a low nose and low orbits, the space where the eyes sit.
Heads were skinned and muscles removed from the brain case in order to remove the skullcap.