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Re: Hyoid bones
I also study the hyal apparatus, primarily of mammalian carnivores.
You will note that few reconstructions of fossil animals include the hyal bones.
To adequately answer your question, dissection of living analogs would be
If your funds permit it, you should also look into using an X-ray videograph on
The problem, as you have found, is that the numerous ligaments and cartilages
stretch and contract during various normal movements of the jaw, tongue and
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From: Marco Auditore <email@example.com>
Subject: Hyoid bones
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 00:25:20 +0200
I need an info about the couple of hyoid bones. I dont know if, with
the movement of the tongue, the hyoids follow partially the direction
of the tongue, and then if is it possible that in a lateral skull
recostruction the hyoids are visible laterally, or they remain ever
under the limit of the mandibles?
Thanks in advance
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