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Vertebra

vertebra

(Science: anatomy) One of 23 bones (excluding the sacrum) in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions that comprise the spine. There are 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic and 5 lumbar vertebrae. The bottom of the spine is fused and forms the sacrum.


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Help with old, heavy bone id

Here's what Matthew G Hill from the Archaeology department at Iowa State University said: Nice specimen. It’s an axis vertebra (that is, the second cervical) from a bison.

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by tlongren
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:48 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help with old, heavy bone id
Replies: 7
Views: 2534

Mystery Bone! Help?

Cervical vertebra?

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by Darby
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Mystery Bone! Help?
Replies: 3
Views: 2314

On the number of limbs.

And I thought that invertebra overpopulate vertebra

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by JackBean
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:34 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: On the number of limbs.
Replies: 7
Views: 3691

spinal nerves

2) of course it must have neurotransmitters, how else would it pass signal? 3) that's where the nerve comes from (between which vertebra)

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by JackBean
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:25 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: spinal nerves
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Can anyone help Identify these fish vertebra?

I am doing a dietary analysis of the Eurasian Otter and I am currently struggling to identify some fish vertebra. Bones have been found in Otter spraints collected in Scottish fresh water environment. Can anyone help? Thank you.

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by Ottermad83
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:21 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help Identify these fish vertebra?
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Views: 2450
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