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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

external ontology notes

in FMA the skull is divided into orbit, neurocranium (8 parts), viscerocranium (26 parts). Here we have a separate overlapping division into cranium and mandible.

in many ontologies, the structure called the cranium is inclusive of the mandible/lower jaw skeleton

has related synonym

skeletal system of head

cranial skeleton



present in taxon

terminology notes

A skull that is missing a mandible is only a cranium; this is the source of a very commonly made error in terminology. Those animals having skulls are called craniates