Anterior portion of cranium; forms the forehead, superior part of the orbit, and floor of anterior cranial fossa
Posterolateral to the frontal bone, forming sides of cranium.
Midline articulation point of the two parietal bones
Point of articulation of parietals with the frontal bone
Inferior to parietal bone on lateral skull.
Point of articulation of the temporal bone with the parietal bone.
A bridgelike projection joining the zygomatic bone anteriorly.
Rounded depression on the inferior surface of the zygomatic process; forms the socket for the mandibular condyle, the point where the mandible joins the cranium
External Acoustic Meatus
Canal leading to eardrum and middle ear
Needlelike projection inferior to external acoustic meatus; attachment point for muscles and ligaments of the neck.
Rough projection inferior and posterior to external acoustic meatus; attachment site for muscles.
Opening medial to the styloid process through which the jugular vein and cranial nerves pass
Site of articulation of occipital bone and parietal bones
Large opening in base of occipital, which allows the spinal cord to join with the brain
Bat shaped bone forming the anterior plateau of the middle cranial fossa across the width of the skull.
A saddle shaped region in the sphenoid midline.
The seat of the saddle that is the Sella Turcica. Surrounds the pituitary gland.
Irregularly shaped bone anterior to the sphenoid. Forms the roof of the nasal cavity, upper nasal septum, and part of the medial orbit walls
Vertical projection providing a point of attachment for the dura mater, helping to secure the brain within the skull
Bony plates lateral to the crista galli through which olfactory fibers pass to the brain from the nasal mucosa.
Inferior projection of the ethmoid that forms the superior part of the nasal septum
Thin, delicately coiled plates of bone extending medially from the lateral masses of the ethmoid into the nasal cavity.
The lower jawbone, which articulates with the temporal bones in the only freely movable joints of the skull
Vertical extension of the mandible body on either side
Articulation point of the mandible with the mandibular fossa of the temporal bone
Jutting anterior portion of the ramus; site of muscle attachment
Prominent opening on the mandibular body that transmits the mental blood vessels and the nerve to the lower jaw
Superior margin of mandible; contains sockets in which the teeth lie
Two bones fused in a median suture; form the upper jawbone and part of the orbits.
Form the anterior hard palate; meet medially in the intermaxillary suture (roof of mouth)
Fingernail-sized bones forming a part of the medial orbit walls between the maxilla and the ethmoid. Serves as a passageway for tears.
Paired bones posterior to the palatine processes; form posterior hard palate and part of the orbit; meet mediall at the median palatine suture.
Lateral to the maxilla; forms the portion of the face commonly called the cheekbone, and forms part of the lateral orbit.
Small rectangular bones forming the bridge of the nose
Blade-shaped bone in median plane of nasal cavity that forms the posterior and inferior nasal septum
Frontal, Ethmoidal, Sphenoid, Maxillary
Located in the throat above the larynx. Has a horshoe-shape with a body and two pairs of horns.
concave; 7 vertebrae
convex; 12 vertebrae
concave; 5 vertebrae
conves; 5 fused vertebrae
4 fused vertebrae
C1, doesn't have a body and its lateral processes contain large concave depressions on their superior surfaces that receive the occipital condyles of the skull
C2, acts as a pivot for the rotation of the atlas above. Bears a large vertical process, or the dens.