Synonyms: depressor labi mandibularis depressor mandibulae depressor labi mandibularis muscle

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Term information

database cross reference
  • AAO:0010715
  • VHOG:0000813
homology notes

The depressor mandibulae of tetrapods, which opens the jaws, is the homologue of the levator operculi and epihyoidean. In mammals, the depressor mandibulae evolves into the stapedius (...).[well established][VHOG]



taxon notes

Homolog of levator operculi and epihyoidean - or in mammals, the stapedius (the digastric opens the jaws)[Kardong] The (sphenodon) m. Depressor Mandibulae originates from the posterodorsal edge of the parietal and squamosal, and from a small mid-line portion of connective tissue

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