Alar foramen - Foramen alare

Description

 The base (cranial part) of each wing of atlas is perforated by the alar foramen (absent in carnivores, replaced by the alar notch) for passage of vertebral artery.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic Mammals: Textbook and Colour Atlas, Sixth Edition - Horst Erich König, Hans-Georg Liebich - Schattauer - ISBN-13: 978-3794528332
Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature - 3rd edittion - Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Oskar Schaller - Enke

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