Pharyngeal arch 1 muscle that participates in oral/pharyngeal behaviors, is innervated by masseteric nerve branches of the trigeminal nerve (CN V), and attaches to mandible and zygomatic arch. [ https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icr067 ]

Synonyms: masseter

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, feed_aligned

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Illu_head_neck_muscle.jpg

has related synonym

musculus masseter

homology notes

The division of the adductor mandibulae in the various lines of tetrapod evolution correlates with divergences in their methods of feeding. (...) As the jaws become stronger and their movements more complex in the line of evolution toward mammals, the adductor complex becomes divided into several distinct muscles (temporalis, masseter, pterygoideus, tensor tympani, tensor veli palati).[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0001597

see also

https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/540

taxon notes

The masseter is a jaw muscle of therapsids derived from the m. adductor mandibulae externus, which originates in the adductor chamber (in the temporal fenestra) and inserts on the coronoid process and internal surface of the lower jaw.[Palaeos]
The division of the adductor mandibulae in the various lines of tetrapod evolution correlates with divergences in their methods of feeding. (...) As the jaws become stronger and their movements more complex in the line of evolution toward mammals, the adductor complex becomes divided into several distinct muscles (temporalis, masseter, pterygoideus, tensor tympani, tensor veli palati)