postcranial

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post·cra·ni·al

 (pōst-krā′nē-əl)
adj.
1. Situated behind the cranium.
2. Consisting of the parts or structures behind the cranium: the postcranial skeleton of an animal.

post·cra′ni·al·ly adv.
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postcranial

(ˌpəʊstˈkreɪnɪəl)
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy situated behind the cranium
ˌpostˈcranially adv
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There is considerable osteological variability within, and overlap between, the postcranially similar-shaped and similarsized artiodactyls, pronghorns (including Antilocapra, Tetrameryx, and Stockoceros), mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), and bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis).
Additional modifications are found postcranially, including the extendible stomach and body wall that accommodate the great change in body volume that occurs during inflation (Brainerd 1994).