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vertebra

one of the bony segments of the spinal column
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vertebra

[′vərd·ə·brə]
(anatomy)
One of the bones that make up the spine in vertebrates.
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eulerti), rib facets of posterior cervical non divided horizontally (unlike "K." boyacensis), at least 37 pre-sacral vertebrae (unlike "K." boyacensis), and zygapophyses present in posterior dorsal vertebrae (unlike K.
Deep pneumatic foramina on dorsal vertebrae are common in neosauropods such as diplodocoids (excluding Dicraeosauridae, sensu Salgado et al., 1997) and basal macronarians (Wedel, 2003; Up-church et al., 2004), and this feature was considered as a synapomorphy of Omeisaurus + Neosauropoda by Wilson and Sereno (1998).
The skull is remarkably complete; the neck, dorsal vertebrae and the better part of the tail is preserved, and the hip, part of the shoulder, and the right leg are present, too.
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The largest number of radiologically involved vertebrae so far has been 10 contiguous dorsal vertebrae in 4 patients over a period of 30 years of observation.
Since well-developed transverse processes are present in the dorsal vertebrae of Sauropterygia, the described transverse processes allow to recognize the vertebrae from Fuencaliente de Medinaceli as situated at the posterior region of the cervical series or representing the anterior dorsals.