Endochondral bone that is located at the dorsal part of the occipital region of the cranium or the dorso-posterior part of the skull[TAP,modified]. [ TAO:0000595 ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

Subsets

pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

axiom lost from external ontology

relationship loss: overlaps supraoccipital-parietal joint (TAO:0005264)[TAO]

relationship type change: overlaps neurocranium (TAO:0001580) CHANGED TO: part_of neurocranium (UBERON:0001703)[TAO]

definition

Endochondral bone that is located at the dorsal part of the occipital region of the cranium or the dorso-posterior part of the skull[TAP,modified].

external definition

a bone on the dorsal side of the great foramen of the skull, usually forming a part of the occipital in the adult, but distinct in the young..[TFD]

Endochondral bone that is located at the dorsal part of the occipital region of the cranium or the dorso-posterior part of the skull. It forms the dorsal margin of the foramen magnum. Commonly the supraoccipital articulates with the parietals anteriorly, the epiotics laterally, and the exoccipitals posteroventrally. The supraoccipital is an unpaired median bone.[TAO]

The supraoccipital ties the occiput to the dermal skull table.[Palaeos]

has alternative id

UBERON:0005237

has exact synonym

supraoccipital@fr

acrinioste@fr

supraoccipital

acrinial@fr

id

UBERON:0004747

taxon notes

See Kardong KV, Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution, Fourth Edition (2006) McGraw-Hill, p.237 Table 7.1; usually forming a part of the occipital in the adult, but distinct in the young