Bones of the Human Skull
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The frontal bone is found...well on the front of the skull (bones are highlighted in green).
The occipital bone is found on the back (or posterior side) of the skull.
When viewed from above (superior view) however it can appear quite different (top of skull removed).
The parietal bone is found on the top of the skull. There is a right and left parietal bone which are connected by the sagittal suture.
In this image both the left and right parietal bones are highlighted in green.
The zygomatic bone is also known as the cheek bone. There is a right and left zygomatic bone.
The temporal bone articulates with the zygomatic bone at the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
The ethmoid bone looks small if only viewing the exterior portion, but it is actually quite large if viewed in isolation or with other bones faded from view.
Lateral view of the ethmoid bone with other bones faded.
Superior view of the ethmoid bone with other bones faded.
The sphenoid bone also looks small if viewing the exterior of the skull but actually occupies a large area of the interior of the skull.
The sphenoid bone viewed from the left.
Superior view of the sphenoid bone with top of the skull removed.
The lacrimal bone is a small bone found next to the nasal bones. There is a right and left lacrimal bone.
The nasal bone is found on the anterior side of the skull forming the structure of the front of the nose. There is a right and left nasal bone.
The left and right nasal bones both highlighted in green
Inferior Nasal Concha
The inferior nasal concha are found in pairs (left and right).
The palatine bone is found in pairs (left and right).
The maxilla is found in pairs (a left and right).
The mandible or jaw bone.
The vomer is a small bone located in the nasal region.