Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Neurocranium

Portion of the cranium that forms the braincase and is composed of the frontal, parietal, and squamous portions of both the temporal and occipital bones. The bones of the neurocranium, which also form the calvaria, develop by intramembranous ossification. These bones have markings on the interior surfaces and can be used to reconstruct the surface of a fossil skull.

See cranium.

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