A subdivision of the skeleton that corresponds to the upper part of the mouth. The lower jaw skeleton includes the following elements, when present: upper jaw teeth, the maxilla and other lower jaw bones. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

Synonyms: upper jaw skeleton

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Term information

database cross reference


external ontology notes

EMAPA/MA placement unclear. See https://github.com/obophenotype/mouse-anatomy-ontology/issues/102

has broad synonym

upper jaw

homology notes

The jaw joint of all jawed vertebrates, except for mammals, involves the quadrate and articular bones, or the posterior ends of the palatoquadrate and mandibular cartilages; A correlate of the conversion of the articular and quadrate bones to the malleus and incus is that all adult mammals have a jaw joint that lies between the dentary of the lower jaw and the squamosal bone of the skull roof.[well established][VHOG]