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mx id: 1113 | OBO id: HAO:0000347 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000347
occipital foramen synonyms: cephalic foramen, cervical foramen, epitrema, foramen cephalicum, foramen magnum, foramen magnum capitis, foramen occipitale, foramen posterior, mesotrema, pantotrema, posterior cephalic foramen, posterior foramen
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
Definition:
The foramen that is delimited dorsally by the postocciput.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The occipital foramen is a foramen.

Figures
Zagryphus nasutus

Label usage (sensu)
occipital foramen by Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
foramen magnum by Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
occipital foramen by Ronquist, F., and G. Nordlander. 1989. Skeletal morphology of an archaic cynipoid, Ibalia rufipes (Hymenoptera: Ibaliidae). Entomologica Scandinavica, Supplement 33:1-60.
cervical foramen by Smith, J. B. 1906. Explanation of terms used in Entomology. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society:154.
cephalic foramen by Smith, J. B. 1906. Explanation of terms used in Entomology. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society:154.
occipital foramen by Smith, J. B. 1906. Explanation of terms used in Entomology. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society:154.
foramen magnum by Smith, J. B. 1906. Explanation of terms used in Entomology. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society:154.
posterior cephalic foramen by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
posterior foramen by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
foramen magnum capitis by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
mesotrema by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
pantotrema by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
epitrema by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
foramen cephalicum by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
foramen occipitale by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
foramen posterior by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
Comments and tags
alternative definition added almost 10 years ago by Istvan Miko
Opening on the posterior surface of the head through which organs of the head and body are connected; sometimes called the foramen magnum.
  Reference: Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added almost 10 years ago by Istvan Miko
The central hole in the back of the head.
  Reference: Goulet, H., and J. T. Huber. 1993. Hymenoptera of the World: An Identification Guide to Families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada Publication 1894/E., Ottawa, ON 668 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.

comment added almost 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
It is questionable, if we should use the label "occipital foramen" only for the foramen separated from the oral foramen by the the subforaminal bridge or the dorsal "part" of the foramen composed of the "fused oral and occipital foramina. The present definition need to e more accurate, since it is also applicable for the foramen composed of the oral and the occipital foramina.
  Reference: Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added almost 10 years ago by Istvan Miko
The opening from the head into the neck, usually called the occipital foramen.
  Reference: Snodgrass, R. E. 1935. Principles of insect morphology. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York & London 667 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.


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