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braincase

[′brān‚kās]
(anatomy)
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The most prominent skeleton changes are the larger brain case, continued flattering of the face and the development of big brow ridges.
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.
Go back in time as you view a tarbosaurus bataar skeleton, skull and brain case.
When human evolution is discussed, the hand receives much more attention than the brain case.
One of the exciting things is we were able to see inside its brain case with the CT scan.
Unlike any previously discovered Homo skull, the new find combines a relatively small brain case with a long face, projecting jaws and large teeth.