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The major anatomical difference between hominids and the apes is that the foramen magnum of hominids islocated at the bottom of the skull.

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The major anatomical difference between hominids and the apes is that the foramen magnum is what in hominds?

located at the bottom of the skull


The major anatomical difference between hominids and the apes is that the foramen magnum of hominids is?

It's at the bottom of the skull. Have fun cheating on the test, I don't judge! :D


What is the major anatomical difference between hominids and apes foremen magnum?

The foramen magnum is positioned in the center of the basicranium (the bottom of the skull).This is a change from the foramen magnum being further back as it is in normal quadrupeds such as in apes as the upright spinal shape requires a more central entrance into the skull in order toalso keep the head upright, in the optimum visual position.The location of the foramen magnum also means that the head is better balanced and that the facial muscles are not required to support the skull upright but instead are used purely for facial expressions.


What is the difference between foramen and fossa?

Foramen: Any opening Fossa: A depression, eg. the base of skull that cradles occipital lobe


What is the difference between the male and female obturator foramen?

The foramen in males is large and oval shaped (almost a flattened isoceles triangle). The foramen in females is much more triangular, as well as smaller.


What is the difference between transverse foramen and vertebral foramen?

A transverse foramen is located on the transverse process of cervicle vertebra. The vertebral foramen is the large (more anterior) opening in the body of a vertebra through which the "spinal chord" passes. when the vertebra are stacked in the vertebral column, the series of vertebral foramen is called the vertebral canal.


What anatomical structure is the opening that allows the spinal cord to pass from the brain to the rest of the body?

Foramen Magnum


Foramen between pubic and ischial ramus?

Obturator foramen


Where would you expect to find a foramen magnum on an early hominid?

bottom of the skull because early hominids walked upright


What is the foramen ovale if the fetus?

You have the foramen between the wall of the atria in case of the fetus. It is called as foramen ovale.


The jugular foramen lies between which bones?

The jugular foramen lies between the occipital bone and the temporal bone.


What is the difference between a fissure and a foramen?

A fissure can mean a split in the geological structure of the earth or any opening in the body. A foramen is an opening that can connect the bodily systems together. Foramen does not pertain to geological structures but just biological things. See related links below for more information and sources


Where mental foramen belong to?

Foramen ovale is a window between the 2 auricle before birth


What is foreman ovale?

There is the hole between two atria in the fetus. That is called as foramen ovale. You have one foramen ovale at the base of the skull. Mandibular nerve passes through this foramen ovale.


Where is the intervertebral foramen?

When you look on the side of a vertebral column, the intervertebral foramen is an opening that can be found between the two bodies and inferior articular processes of an adjacent, stacked pair of vertebrae. (There is a picture of the intervertebral foramen attached in the related links) A Way to Remember: Inter means between Vertebral means pertaining to the vertebrae Foramen means hole It literally means "hole between the vertebrae!"


What is the plural noun of foramen?

pulral of foramen


What are the interventricular foramen also called?

The interventricular foramen are referred to as the foramen of Monro


What is the largest foramen in the human body?

The obturator foramen is the largest foramen in the human body.


Name the opening between the atria in the fetal heart?

Foramen Ovale


What is the largest foramen in the pelvis?

obturator foramen


Largest foramen in the skull?

The Foramen Magnum


What is the largest foramen in the skull?

Foramen magnum


What is the largest foramen in the skeleton?

Obturator Foramen


The largest foramen in the skeleton?

Obturator Foramen


Largest foramen in the skeleton?

obturator foramen