Postorbital bone

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The postorbital is one of the bones in vertebrate skulls which forms a portion of the dermal skull roof and, sometimes, a ring about the orbit. Generally, it is located behind the postfrontal and posteriorly to the orbital fenestra. In some vertebrates, the postorbital is fused with the postfrontal to create a postorbitofrontal.

References

  • Roemer, A. S. 1956. Osteology of the Reptiles. University of Chicago Press. 772 pp.
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