thin, narrow muscle placed near the anterior margin of the floor of the orbit. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inferior_oblique_muscle ]

Synonyms: obliquus oculi inferior ventral oblique extraocular muscle m. obliquus inferior inferior oblique muscle inferior oblique musculus obliquus inferior obliquus inferior musculus obliquus inferior bulbi

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vertebrate_core

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Taxon notes (via VHOG): "The ability to rotate the eyeball is common to all vertebrates with well-developed eyes, regardless of the habitat in which they live, so these [extrinsic ocular] muscles tend to be conservative. They change little during the course of evolution." Liem KF, Bemis WE, Walker WF, Grande L, Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates: An Evolutionary Perspective, Third Edition (2001) Orlando Fla.: Harcourt College Publishers, p.331

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Eyemuscles.png

has related synonym

ventral oblique extraocular muscles
musculus obliquus inferior bulbi

homology notes

The ability to rotate the eyeball is common to all vertebrates with well-developed eyes, regardless of the habitat in which they live, so these [extrinsic ocular] muscles tend to be conservative. They change little during the course of evolution.[well established][VHOG]

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UBERON:0006320