Dinosaurs Inside and Out

Growing Bones

What are the major parts of a dinosaur skeleton?

A dinosaur skeleton is divided into two major parts: the skull and all the rest of the bones, which are normally referred to as the postcranium (posterior to the cranium). This postcranium can be further divided into the bones of the spine, trunk, and tail (axial skeleton), and the bones of the limbs and limb girdles (appendicular skeleton).


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