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2007-11-27 09:00:25

By Goswami, Anjali Prochel, Jan The common European mole (Talpa europaea) has been the focus of many studies because of its fossorial lifestyle and related sensory and postcranial specializations. However, because of extensive fusion and pneumatization of the adult skull, many aspects of the cranial morphology of T. europaea are poorly understood. Here we present the 1st detailed study of cranial development in T. europaea, using an ontogenetic series of cleared and stained prenatal...


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Occipitofrontalis Muscle
2012-07-01 19:15:31

The occipitofrontalis or epicranius is a muscle of the human skull and consists of two parts: The occipital belly, near the occipital bone, and the frontal belly, near the frontal bone. Some authorities consider this muscle to be a structure consisting of two distinct muscles: the Frontalis and the occipitalis. However, it has been classified as a single muscle by International Anatomical Terminology -- the official body of anatomical nomenclature. The occipital belly originates on the...

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