Vertebrate Skeleton

Biology SSS 1 Second Term


Vertebrate Skeleton

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

  1. Explain the axial
  2. Explain appendicular skeleton


The mammalian skeleton is made up of the axial and appendicular skeleton.

Axial Skeleton

The axial skeleton is made up of the skull, vertebral column or backbone, the ribs and sternum or breastbone.

The Skull

The skull is composed of the cranium (brain box) and facial bones. The cranium consists of several flat bones joined together by saw-like edges called sutures. The facial bones support the nose, the eyes and the muscle of the cheeks. Jawbones consist of the upper jaw known.... View More

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