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SKELETON

OF THE
SHARK
PREPARED BY:
JOHN MARK MATULAC
BIO102 LAB
SKULL DORSAL VIEW

Rostrum
Rostral Keel/Carina

Nasal Capsule

Oval Fenestra
Precerebral Fenestra
Antorbital Process

Supraorbital Crest
Orbit

Postorbital Process Endolymphatic Fossa


Auditory/Otic Capsule

Foramen Magnum Occipital Condyle


SKULL VENTRAL VIEW

External Nares

Ethmoid Plate
Basitrabecular Process

Basal Plate
*with Median Streak
SKULL LATERAL VIEW

Glossopharyngeal Foramen

Optic Foramen Trigeminofacial Foramen


SPLANCHNOCRANIUM (DORSAL VIEW)
Mandibular Arch (1st)

Palatoquadrate/
Pterygoquadrate
Meckels Cartilage

Hyoid Arch (2nd)


Basihyal
Hyomandibular
Ceratohyal
Branchial Arch (3rd-7th)

Hypobranchial
Basibranchial
Ceratobranchial
Epibranchial
Pharyngobranchial
SPLANCHNOCRANIUM (VENTRAL VIEW)
Pterygoquadrate/
Palatoquadrate
Meckels Cartilage

Basihyal

Hypobranchial

Ceratobranchial

Basibranchial
PECTORAL GIRDLE
AND PECTORAL FINS
Suprascapular Cartilage

Scapular Process

Propterygium
Coracoid Bar
Basals

Mesopterygium
Metapterygium

Radials
PELVIC GIRDLE AND
PELVIC FINS (MALE)
Iliac Process
Puboischiac Bar
Propterygium
Basals

Metapterygium

Radials
PELVIC GIRDLE AND
PELVIC FINS (FEMALE)

Iliac Process
Puboischiac Bar
Propterygium
Basals

Metapterygium

Radials
TRUNK
VERTEBRA
(VENTRAL)

Basapophysis
TRUNK VERTEBRA
LATERAL
Dorsal Plates/ Neural Arch
Intercalary Plates

Haemal Spines
CAUDAL VERTEBRA

Neural Spine
Neural Arch

Haemal Arch
Haemal Spine