The cranium, pronounced by Huxley to be the most ape-like yet discovered, was remarkable for its enormous superciliary ridges.
Owen's Dasornis, of the London Clay, known from an imperfect cranium, and E.
The absolute capacity of the cranium of the gorilla is far less than that of man; the smallest adult human cranium hardly measuring less than 63 cub.
Behind it, and freely communicating with it beneath the osseous bridge (the post-orbital process of the frontal) forming the boundary between them, is the small temporal fossa occupying the whole of the side of the cranium proper, and in front is the great flattened expanse of the " cheek," formed chiefly by the maxilla, giving support to the long row of cheek-teeth, and having a prominent ridge running forward from below the orbit for the attachment of the masseter muscle.
One general feature of the adult bird's skull is the almost complete disappearance of the sutures between the bones of the cranium proper, whilst another is the great movability of the whole palatal and other suspensorial apparatus.
Norman, Terebratulina caput-serpentis L., Terebratula (Gwynia) capsules Jeff., Magellania (Macandrevia) cranium Mull.,M.
in., while the largest gorilla cranium measured had a content of only 342 cub.
The members of the typical genus have the lower jaw so articulated to the upper, by means of a transverse condyle firmly locked into a long cavity of the cranium, that dislocation of the jaw is all but impossible, and this enables those creatures to maintain their hold with the utmost tenacity.
The quadrate is invariably a conspicuous bone and movably articulating with the cranium and by a special process with the pterygoid.
The basal line of the cranium from the lower border of the foramen magnum to the incisor border of the palate is nearly straight.
The capacity of the cranium is estimated in cubic measure by filling it with sand, &c., with the general result that the civilized white man is found to have a larger brain than the barbarian or savage.
(3) The muzzle more or less shortened, the frontal sinus enlarged, and the cranium elevated and diminished in capacity.
The same dignity appeared in the grave beauty of his features, though the abnormal height of his cranium afforded an opportunity for ridicule of which the comedians made full use.
These laws, as formulated by him, are that (1) there is a coincidence of form of the anterior palatal and of the cranium in birds of the same order; (2) there is a likeness between the anterior palatal bones in birds of the same order; (3) there are relations of likeness 1 The title of the English translation is Johannes Muller on Certain Variations in the Vocal Organs of the Passeres that have hitherto escaped notice.
As to the capacity of the cranium, men differ from one another so extremely that the largest known human skull holds nearly twice the measure of the smallest, a larger proportion than that in which man surpasses the gorilla; while, with proper allowance for difference of size of the various species, it appears that some of the lower apes fall nearly as much below the higher apes.
In the gorilla, the face, formed largely by the massive jaw-bones, predominates over the brain-case or cranium; in the man these proportions are reversed.
The base of the cranium is long and narrow; the alisphenoid is very obliquely perforated by the foramen rotundum, but the foramen ovale is confluent with the large foramen lacerum medium behind.
Man differs from them in the absence of a hairy coat; in the development of a large lobule to the external ear; in his fully erect attitude; in his flattened foot with the non-opposable great toe; in the straight limb-bones; in the wider pelvis; in the marked sigmoid flexure of his spine; in the perfection of the muscular movements of the arm; in the delicacy of hand; in the smallness of the canine teeth and other dental peculiarities; in the development of a chin; and in the small size of his jaws compared to the relatively great size of the cranium.
Magellania [Waldheimia] cranium.
Each branch exits the cranium through a different site.
It appeared to have a very large cranium, small pointed chin, and skinny neck, thin shoulders and a skinny upper torso.
One human cranium which was embedded in a thick stalagmite deposit at the side of the chamber was left in situ.
Just like original cranium, players must act, sculpt, guesstimate and perform - only this time every second counts.
cranium cards for hours of more fun.
Mensa Connections is distributed in the UK by Re:Creation Group PLC, the company responsible for bringing best-selling board game cranium to the UK.
cribriform plate and extension into cranium.
Just like original Cranium, players must act, sculpt, guesstimate and perform - only this time every second counts.
Most people like playing classic board games, such as Monopoly, Cranium, or the Trivial Pursuit, but you can also have a good time with silly group games like Twister.
The object of Cranium's Zigity is to get rid of all of your cards by matching, dancing, singing, or spelling your way to victory.
Cranium has players doing all sorts of things to win -- spelling backwards, sculpting, singing or acting.
Cranium is a game of fun that is unmatched by many other games.
They may also like games of a more unique nature from larger companies like the Cranium line of products, or they may even love foreign games like Settlers of Caatan.
I'm not all that familiar with the newest games on the market, but I would definitely consider Pictionary, Cranium, and Taboo to, in the not too distant future, be considered classic games.
Cariboo: Cranium offers this exciting game for children ages four to seven.
Cadoo: Another great game by Cranium, Cadoo asks children ages seven to twelve to perform a variety of creative activities like sketching, sculpting and acting.
Balloon Lagoon: This new game from Cranium is just as compelling for ages five to nine as some of the company's earlier offerings.
Mega Fort by Cranium allows kids to construct their own large forts-- or castles, playhouses, tunnels, or... whatever they imagine!
Brain Waves is the creator of the popular Cranium and Cadoo games, along with V-Tech and kits that are fun for the chemistry-loving child.
Skull is very heavy with a thick cranium Coloring Skull is a pale brown color, which is grimy in places.
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