Pterygoid fossa - Fossa pterygoidea


The pterygoid fossa is the caudal depression between pterygoid bone and pterygoid process in pigs.

The pterygoid fossa is quasi indistinguishable in carnivores because the pterygoid bone is completely welded with the pterygoid process of presphenoid bone (the pterygoid fossa described in the Miller seems to be a mistake, especially by comparing with the Barone's)

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature - 3rd edittion - Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Oskar Schaller - Enke
Miller's Anatomy of the Dog, 4th Edition - Evans & de Lahunta- Elsevier
Anatomie comparée des mammifères domestiques - 5th edtion - Robert Barone - Vigot





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