Toward Understanding the Mammalian Zygoma: Insights From Comparative Anatomy, Growth and Development, and Morphometric Analysis.

@article{Mrquez2017TowardUT,
  title={Toward Understanding the Mammalian Zygoma: Insights From Comparative Anatomy, Growth and Development, and Morphometric Analysis.},
  author={Samuel M{\'a}rquez and Anthony S Pagano and Jeffrey H. Schwartz and Abigail A Curtis and Bradley N Delman and William Lawson and Jeffrey T. Laitman},
  journal={Anatomical record},
  year={2017},
  volume={300 1},
  pages={76-151}
}
The zygoma, or jugum, is a cranial element that was present in Mesozoic tetrapods, well before the appearance of mammals. Although as an entity the zygoma is a primitive retention among mammals, it has assumed myriad configurations as this group diversified. As the zygoma is located at the intersection of the visual, respiratory, and masticatory apparatuses… CONTINUE READING