Bone Zones Present (位置) (Descriptive Attribute)
List all parts of the element that are present, according to the classification system defined below:
For the scapula: Zone A includes the glenoid cavity and most distal part of the neck/collum scapulae; Zone B includes the neck and the distal portion of the blade closest to the neck where the bone is still fairly thick; Zone C includes the infraspinatus fossa (the broad flat part of the blade); Zone D is the caudal border; Zone E is the spine; Zone F includes the supraspinatus fossa and cranial border; and Zone G includes the base of the spine or the area under the spine in cases where the spine was removed.
Figure 1: Lateral view of a left Bos scapula showing bone Zones A through G.
For the plastron: Zone A is the epiplastron; Zone B is the entoplastron; Zone C is the hyoplastron; Zone D is the hypoplastron; Zone E is the Xiphiplastron; Zone F is the bridge; and Zone G is the mesoplastron (where present).
Figure 2: Lateral view of a plastron showing bone Zones A through G.
For the carapace: Zone A is the nucal/proneural bone; Zone B includes any of the neurals; Zone C includes any of the pleurals/costal plates; Zone D includes any of the peripherals; Zone E includes the supraphygal bone; and Zone F includes the phygal bone.
Figure 3: Lateral view of a carapace showing bone Zones A through F.
Katherine Brunson, Zhipeng Li, Rowan Flad. (2016) "Bone Zones Present (位置)". In Oracle Bones in East Asia. Katherine Brunson, Zhipeng Li, Rowan Flad (Ed). Released: 2016-04-04. Open Context. <https://opencontext.org/predicates/b76336c6-3a90-40d5-8d7e-998f80c7b893> ARK (Archive): https://n2t.net/ark:/28722/k2cj8tx2k
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