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skull

occipital bone

the back and floor of the skull.
articulates with the parietal bones at the lambdoidal suture
also articulates w/the temporal and sphenoid bones

sphenoid bone

a bat-shaped bone that spans the center portion of the skull
has a body, 2 greater wings and 2 lessor wings
articulates anteriorly w/zygomatic bone, superiorly w/frontal and parietal bones and posteriorly w/temporal bone

frontal bone

anterior bone of the skull
articulates posteriorly w/2 parietal bones at the coronal suture
articulates inferiorly w/ethmoid, sphenoid and zygomatic bones

parietal bones

superior lateral walls of the cranium
articulated w/each other in the midline at the sagittal suture
articulate anteriorly w/ frontal bone at coronal suture
articulate posteriorly w/ occipital bone at lambdoidal suture
articulates inferiorly w/greater wing of sphenoid & w/ temporal bone at he squamosal suture

temporal bone

inferior lateral walls
zygomatic process is a bridge-like projection off the temporal bone that joins the zygomatic bone anteriorly to form the zygomatic arch or cheekbone

zygomatic bone

anterior to the temporal bone.
zygomatic process is a bridge-like projection off the temporal bone that joins the zygomatic bone anteriorly to form the zygomatic arch or cheekbone

greater wings of sphenoid

on the exterior of the skull, anterior to the temporal bone
form part of the outer wall of the orbits for the eyes and part of the internal laterall wall of the orbits

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