Thoracic Vertebrae




(1) Thoracic Ribs

(2) Postzygapophysis

(3) Neural Spine

(4) Transverse Process

(5) Prezygapophysis


The thoracic column consists of ten vertebrae with a thoracic rib attached to each.  The neural spines are more broad and truncate than the rest on the vertebrae within the alligator.  The transverse processes of the thoracic vertebrae are broad and long.

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