Skeletal subdivision of the head including skull (cranium plus mandible), pharyngeal and/or hyoid apparatus. [ VSAO : 0000049 http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/go/references/0000034 PSPUB : 0000170 http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0051070 ]

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Term information

database cross reference
  • AAO:0000109
  • XAO:0003075
  • ZFA:0000737
  • AAO:0000971
  • TAO:0000737
  • VSAO:0000049
  • AAO:0010185
curator note
  • that the cranial skeleton includes the pharyngeal arch skeleton. It is thus more inclusive that the cranium itself, and extends beyond the head in tetrapods. The AAO class called 'skull' belongs here, as it includes the whole splanchnocranium
definition
  • Skeletal subdivision of the head including skull (cranium plus mandible), pharyngeal and/or hyoid apparatus.
editor note
  • we use 'cranial skeletal system', so that we can include the skull, which has joints/sutures as parts (recall, we follow FMA in distinguishing between the skeleton and skeletal system - only the latter includes joints)
external definition
  • Skeletal system which is part of the skull, including the splanchnocranium, chondrocranium, and dermatocranium.[TAO]
  • Bony structure that encases the central nervous system and the primary sense organs of sight, olfaction, hearing, and equilibrium.[AAO]
has narrow synonym
  • osteocranium
  • cranial skeleton
id
  • UBERON:0010323