Figure 9.

Normal computed tomographic anatomy of the head of the bearded dragon.A. Photograph of the head of a bearded dragon; lines (1–3) indicate the approximate levels of matched cross-sections and CT images. B- J: Matched images of cross-sectional gross anatomy ( B- E- H), CT image displayed in bone window (WW: +2000; WL: +500)(C-F-I) and CT image displayed in soft tissue window (WW: +400; WL: +40) ( D- G- J) corresponding to: line 1 ( B- C- D), line 2 ( E- F- G) and line 3 ( H- I- J) as depicted in Figure 9A. R is right and Ve is ventral. B- C- D: 1. Nasal bone; 2. Nasal septum; 3. Choanae; 4. Vomer bone; 5. Tongue; 6. Musculus intermandibularis + Musculus geniohyoideus + Musculus genioglossus; 7. Nasal glands; 8. Choanal tube; 9. Maxillary bone; 10. Dentary bone; 11. Meckelian canal. E- F- G: 1. Frontal bone; 2. Eye; 3. Scleral ossicles; 4. Harderian gland; 5. Sinus orbitalis; 6. Palatine gland; 7. Pterygoid bone; 8. Cavum oris; 9. Sublingual gland; 10. Brain; 11. Choroid plexus; 12; Postorbital bone + Jugal bone; 13. Musculus adductor mandibulae externus superficialis; 14. Dentary bone; 15. Tongue; 16. Infralabial glands; 17. Meckelian canal; 18. Entoglossal process of the hyobranchial skeleton; 19. Musculus intermandibularis + Musculus geniohyoideus + Musculus hyoglossus + Musculus pterygoideus typicus. H- I- J: 1. Musculus adductor mandibulae externus medialis; 2. Brain; 3. Quadrate bone; 4. Musculus longus colli; 5. Trachea; 6. Musculus pterygoideus typicus; 7. Postparietal process of otooccipital bone; 8. Orbitosphenoid bone; 9. Musculus adductor mandibularis externus superficialis; 10. Angular bone + Surangular bone; 11. Adductor fossa; 12. Musculus intermandibularis + Musculus geniohyoideus + Musculus ceratohyoideus + Musculus hyoglossus.

Banzato et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:53   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-53
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