neural arch


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neural arch

[′nu̇r·əl ′ärch]
(anatomy)
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Remarks--Holman (8) described this small erycine snake as having a vertebral form much wider than long, an extremely depressed neural arch, a neural spine that overhangs posteriorly and is about as high as long, and a moderately wide, distinct hemal keel with distinct, robust subcentral ridges and well defined, deep subcentral grooves.
After soaking in silver nitrate, each neural arch was rinsed with distilled water to remove any excess solution.
The combination of characters that identify the fossil to Leptotyphlops include absence of a neural spine; zygosphene wide and thin; prezygapophyseal facets elongated and strongly anteriorly directed; posterior ends of neural arch extended medially; condyle and cotyle dorsoventrally compressed; hemal keel indistinguishable from centrum; and no subcentral ridges.