BILATERALLY SYMMETRICAL FORAMINA ON THE PARIETAL BONE OF THE BOVINE SKULL: A CASE REPORT

Innocent Jonah GOSOMJI, Obadiah BYANET, Godwin Chidozie OKPE, Jamiu Oyewole OMIRINDE, Daniel Menfa FADEN, George Yilzem GURUMYEN, Makchit GALADIMA, Naanman James PLANG

Abstract


Different bovine skull developmental defects have been reported with variable frequency of occurrence. We hereby report a bilaterally symmetrical parietal foramina in a processed skull meant for osteological practical at the Department of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Jos, Nigeria. The depths of each of the foramina were 4.3 cm, while the diameters were 1 cm. This appears to be the first report of such foramina in the skull of bovine in North Central Nigeria.


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