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manubrium of sternum
superior portion of sternum.
articulates laterally with clavicle
vertebral (false, floating) ribs
8-12 are false ribs because they either do not attach directly to the sternum or don't attach to the sternum at all
11-12 are floating ribs b/c they do not attach to any other rib or to the sternum
vertebrochondral (false) ribs
8-10 attach to the rib above via a costal cartilage so they are called vertebrochondral ribs
vertebrosternal (true) ribs
1-7 because they attach directly to the sternum by mean of a costal cartilage
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