(1) the arrangement of bones which supports the jaw from the braincase; (2) in teleost fish, a large, usually triangular, bone which supports the jaw. The teleost suspensorium is formed by fusion of various elements which vary among different taxa. [ http://palaeos.com/vertebrates/glossary/glossarySq.html ]

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Term information

database cross reference
  • TAO:0000444
  • XAO:0003086
  • AAO:0000596
  • ZFA:0000444
definition
  • (1) the arrangement of bones which supports the jaw from the braincase; (2) in teleost fish, a large, usually triangular, bone which supports the jaw. The teleost suspensorium is formed by fusion of various elements which vary among different taxa.
editor note
  • requires review, possible split; TAO/ZFA structure is splanchoncranium (but includes some dermal bones as parts). Note AAO also includes 'palatoquadrate and suspensorium' as a class
has exact synonym
  • hyopalatine
  • suspensoria
has related synonym
  • mandibular suspensorium
id
  • UBERON:0003108