Endochondral bone that is dorsoventrally compressed and provides attachment site for muscles of the pectoral appendage. [ https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/339 https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/204 VSAO:0000157 ]

Synonyms: hypercoracocïdeum@fr hypercoracocïde@fr scapula@fr scapulae

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

plural term
scapulas [ TAO:0000583 ]

plural term
scapulae [ ZFA:0000583 ]

axiom lost from external ontology

relationship loss: part_of scapular area (AAO:0000935)[AAO]

relationship loss: has pars glenoidalis of scapula (AAO:0000753)[AAO]

depicted by


development notes

chick scapula is of dual origin and segmentally organized

external definition

Paired bony elements of endochondral origin. They are situated at the level of the jaw articulation, in a vertical position, with the suprascapular margin being dorsal and the glenoid end being ventral.[AAO]

Endochondral bone that is located medial to the cleithrum, and articulates ventrally with the coracoid, medially with the mesocoracoid when the later is present and posteriorly with the upper one to three proximal radials. The scapula develops from the scapulocoracoid cartilage and belongs to the primary pectoral girdle. It may be perforated by the scapular foramen or it may be notched ventr and forms together with a similar notch of the coracoid the scapulocoracoid foramen[TAO:0000583].

has alternative id



has narrow synonym

shoulder blade

has related synonym

scapula bone




taxon notes

present in all tetrapods with even vestiges of anterior limbs, e.g., turtles & birds & mammals.