Upper part of skull, consisting of parietals, frontals, post-parietals, and in some species the squamosal and a portion of the alisphenoid. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvaria_(skull) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11523816 MP : 0000076 ]

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  • Terminology notes. we include calvarium as a synonym, but Gray's Anatomy's list includes the Ethmoid and Sphenoid bone in the Calvaria. Some books (and HPO) state that calvaria consists of just the frontal bone, parietal bone, temporal bone, and occipital bone. Note vault may not be precisely equivalent to calvaria
definition
  • Upper part of skull, consisting of parietals, frontals, post-parietals, and in some species the squamosal and a portion of the alisphenoid.
editor note
  • We follow http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11523816 (Morriss-Kay) in definingenumerating the components of the skull vault. Note that there is a conflict with Kardong; e.g. in fig 7.10, Kardong places the squamosal in the temporal series. We cannot place the vault as entirely part of the dermatocranium as it has a small splanchnocranium contribution and a sclerotomal contribution
has exact synonym
  • skull vault
  • cranial vault
  • calva
has narrow synonym
  • skull roof
has related synonym
  • skullcap
  • calvarium
  • calvaria
homology notes
  • The earliest tetrapods arose from rhipidistian ancestors and retained many of their skull features, including most of the bones of the dermatocranium.[well established][VHOG]
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  • UBERON:0004339