Supraoccipital bone

Related to Supraoccipital bone: parietal bone
(Anat.) 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.

See also: Supraoccipital

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The cerebellar protuberance of the supraoccipital bone protrudes slightly in all Sclerurus species, except in S.
At birth the Kerckring center was identified as an ossicle completely separated from the supraoccipital bone in 132 newborns (66%).
It is the result of the incomplete ossification of the ventromedial part of the supraoccipital bone, (PARKER & PARK, 1974a; DE LAHUNTA, 1983; WATSON et al., 1989).
Dorsal notch of the foramen magnum due to incomplete ossification of the supraoccipital bone in dogs.
Measurements and counts were obtained according to the methods previously outlined by Garavello and Britski (1988) in addition to mid-dorsal scale count taken from the supraoccipital bone and origin of dorsal fin insertion and between the adipose-fin and the origin of caudal fin rays.
Head light brown with two dark brown bars crossing dorsally on interorbital space and on supraoccipital bone; snout and anterior region of eyes light brown.
Dorsal profile almost straight from dorsal margin of snout to the supraoccipital bone; convex from this point to end of dorsal-fin insertion; convex from dorsal-fin terminus to caudal peduncle; ventral profile a straight from lower mandible to pectoral-fin insertion, slight curved from that point to pelvic-fin origin; straight from pelvic-fin to anal-fin origin; almost straight at anal-fin base and anus; concave at caudal peduncle between anal-fin base and caudal-fin insertion.