Pharyngeal arch 1 muscle that is innervated by the deep temporal branches of the trigeminal nerve and attaches to the wall of the braincase (including the cranial vault) and mandible. [ MFMO:0000085 ]

Synonyms: musculus temporalis temporalis temporal muscle

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
musculus temporalis [ FMA:49006 FMA:TA ]

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d3/Gray382.png

external definition

Pharyngeal arch 1 muscle that is innervated by the deep temporal nerves and attaches to the wall of the braincase and mandible.[FEED]

the superior-most masticatory muscle whose action is closing the jaws; its posterior portion retracts the mandible

has broad synonym

jaw adductor muscle

has related synonym

musculus temporalis

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:0001598