The large, irregular bone located at the base and side of the skull; consists of three parts at birth: squamous, tympanic, and petrous. [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0-683-40008-8 MP : 0005272 ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

definition
  • The large, irregular bone located at the base and side of the skull; consists of three parts at birth: squamous, tympanic, and petrous.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Illu_cranial_bones2.jpg
external ontology notes
  • Note the Temporal bone is not explicitly categorized to a part of the cranium in FMA
has related synonym
  • os temporale
id
  • UBERON:0001678
structure notes
  • The temporal bone consists of four parts: * Squama temporalis * Mastoid portion * Petrous portion (Petrosal ridge) * Tympanic part[WP].
taxon notes
  • fusion of squamosal + angular (tympanic annulus) [derm.] + petrosal (prootic + opisthotic)
  • In many mammals, as in humans, the petrosal, ectotympanic and squamosal bones synostose to form the temporal bone + styloid process