Alar foramen - Foramen alare


 The base (cranial part) of each wing of atlas is perforated by the alar foramen (it may be absent in carnivores, replaced by a 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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