Ribs


Bone Name
Ribs

Skeletal Division
Axial

Description
Thirteen elongated, curved bones arranged serially in pairs orginating from the thoracic vertebra. The first eight fuse to the sternum on the ventral side of the animal and five are asternal.

Articulation
The dorsal end attaches to the thoracic vertebrae and the ventral end attaches to the sternum

Number
One pair of ribs for each thoracic vertebrae

Common Name
Costae

Appears In Crossection
Ribs (1-5) - Chuck Arm A-F; Rib 7- Rib C; Rib 8 - Rib E; Rib 9 - Rib G; Rib 10 - Rib I; Rib 11 - Rib K;

Location
Lateral thoracic walls

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