Mammals

John Wible, PhD

The Bones of the Skull of the Short-tailed Opossum Monodelphis brevicaudata (Didelphidae, Marsupialia) 

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Figure 1. Monodelphis brevicaudata CM 52729, dorsal view of skull. Abbreviations: as, alisphenoid; fr, frontal; iof, infraorbital foramen; ip, interparietal; ju, jugal; lac, lacrimal; lacf, lacrimal foramen; mx, maxilla; na, nasal; pa, parietal; pmx, premaxilla; ptp, posttympanic process; sq, squamosal; tl, temporal line.

Figure 2. Monodelphis brevicaudata CM 52729, skull in ventral view excluding mandibles. Abbreviations: as, alisphenoid; bo, basioccipital; bs, basisphenoid; ec, ectotympanic; eo, exoccipital; fr, frontal; ham, pterygoid hamulus; inf, incisive foramen; ju, jugal; mapf, major palatine foramen; mpf, minor palatine foramen; mx, maxilla; pal, palatine; pe, petrosal; pmx, premaxilla; ppt, postpalatine torus; ps, presphenoid; pt, pterygoid; sq, squamosal.

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