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mx id: 1283 | OBO id: HAO:0001811 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0001811
occipital suture synonyms: postgenal sulcus
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Definition:
The sulcus that extends between the malar sulcus and the occipital foramen.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The occipital suture is a sulcus.
The occipital suture is part of the cranium. The occipital suture is part of the integument. The occipital suture is part of the sclerite.

Figures
Telenomus heydeni Mayr

Label usage (sensu)
occipital suture by Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
postgenal sulcus by Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
Comments and tags
alternative definition added over 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
In Mymaridae, term used for a groove on the sides and back of the head in a position similar to the occipital carina of many other chalcids, but which extends from the malar sulcus and likely is synonymous with the postgenal sulcus.
  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 Andy Deans
A transverse groove sometimes present on the back of the head ending ventrally anterior to the posterior articulations of the mandibles.
  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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