occipital crest


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occipital crest

[äk′sip·əd·əl ¦krest]
(anatomy)
Either of two transverse ridges connecting the occipital protuberances with the foramen magnum.
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The Topknot Pigeon (Lopholaimus antarcticus) of Australia possesses both a frontal and an occipital crest reminiscent of domestic Trumpeters (Frith 1982).
Occipital Crest American Crest Geotrygon versicolor Archange Ducula aenea 10.
The temporal fossa is short and high with a length of 114 mm from occipital crest to the anterior border of the temporal fossa.
2 Locate in the skull of the animal the region of external occipital crest (Greene, 1955).