Longissimus capitus et atlantis
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Origin
The transverse process of the thoracic and cervical vertabrae, the articular process of the cervical vertabrae
Insertion
The atlantal part attaches to the lateral part of the atlas by a common tendon. The capitis portion attaches by the means of a long tendon in common with the splenius to the mastoid process.
Action
Inclines the neck to the side, assists in extending the neck
Innervation
Dorsal cervical (spinal) nerves
Blood Supply
Vertebral and deep cervical arteries
Color
L* : 39.71
a* : 29.9
b* : 22.63
Pgment Conc. (Heme Iron) : 21.44
Processing Characteristics
Fat : 64.9
Moisture : 732.3
Protein : 192.1
Ash : 10.7
Palatability
Shear Force
Dry : 8.8lbs
Moist : 7.1lbs