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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Both fossas had an oval shape and were located between inferior nuchal line superiorly and foramen magnum inferiorly, lateral to the external occipital crest at the insertion site of RCPm.
Occipital Crest American Crest Geotrygon versicolor Archange Ducula aenea 10.
--Roughness of the occipital bone: in the occipital bone in male exist a remarkable development of superior and inferior nuchal lines, as well as the external occipital protuberance, occipital crest and the insertion ruggedness, where inserting semispinosus muscle of the head.
The temporal fossa is short and high with a length of 114 mm from occipital crest to the anterior border of the temporal fossa.
The external occipital protuberance was located on the external lamina of the squamous occipital bone which was sharp and pointed, in contrast, it was wide and blunt in sheep (May), small and double in leopard cat (Sarma et al., 2001) and pointed in dum pig (Sarma & Sarma, 2002).The median occipital crest was well developed in Kagani goat as recorded in the present study.