portion of neural crest that develops from the dorsal neural tube. It overlaps the vagal neural crest and migrates to populate the pharyngeal arches 3, 4 and 6 (producing structures in the head) and to the heart, forming connective tissue that separates the great vessels of the heart. [Wikipedia] [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiac_neural_crest ]

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A subpopulation of the cephalic neural crest that emerges from the otic level to the anterior limit of somite 4. It migrates to the heart and is essential for the septation of the outflow track[DOI:10.1242/dev.091751].

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ZFA treats this as a subtype of NC.

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complexus cristae neuralis cardiacus

cardiac neural crest complex