BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology
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Vertebrate Anatomy
Alligator Skeleton
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Identify the listed structures on the skeleton and skull of
the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)

  • Carpals
  • Coracoid
  • Femur
  • Fibula
  • Gastralia
  • Humerus
  • Ilium
  • Ischium
  • Metacarpals
  • Metatarsals
  • Phalanges
  • Pubis
  • Radius
  • Ribs (Thoracic)
  • Scapula
  • Sternum
  • Tarsals
  • Tibia
  • Ulna
  • Vertebrae:
    -Caudal
    -Cervical (incl. Atlas, Axis)
    -Lumbar
    -Sacral
    -Thoracic
    Skull Bones:
    • Ectopterygoid
    • Frontal
    • Jugal
    • Maxilla
    • Nasal
    • Palatine
    • Parietal
    • Prefrontal
    • Premaxilla
    • Pterygoid
    • Quadrate
    • Quadratojugal
    • Squamosal
    Skull Openings:
    • External Auditory Meatus
    • External Nares
    • Internal Nares
    • Lower Temporal Fenestra
    • Orbit
    • Upper Temporal Fenestra
    Mandible:
    • Angular
    • Articular
    • Dentary
    • Surangular
Alligator Skeleton plain

Alligator skull plain

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