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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Skull:
  1. Expand animal skull section
  2. Discuss the evolution of the skull
  3. Discuss general structure and/or composition variation between mammals/bird/reptiles/amphibians/fish, and then how its shape and appearance can vary enormously within those classes
  4. Discuss the differences between herbivore/carnivore/omnivore skulls
  5. Incorporate the anapsid, synapsid, and diapsid structures
Priority 1 (top)


My english teacher told me that the word "skull" comes from vikings who ravaged England and used human skulls as drinking glasses, saying "skål", in english "cheers", before drinking from them, thus giving the name. I haven't though found any other source to confirm that, but it would be interest to know whether it is true or not. And if it is, I think ii could be added here. Latre

Broken links[edit]

The following links are broken and should be updated or replaced.

  • Animal Skull Collection
  • Skull terminology site by Texas A&M

I would like to also add the following online (link) resource. I feel it is an effective, be it simplified, skull anatomy learning tool. The site is non-profit and is (as I understand it) widely used by students as an anatomy review tool. --Zonethree (talk) 14:51, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

I just did some cleanup of the EL section; there were some other dead links as well as youtube videos. I left this one in, but have my doubts about it. As to the "get body smart" link, I'll wait for others to comment. __ Just plain Bill (talk) 20:59, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Should "Cranium" get its own article?[edit]

"Cranium" currently redirects to "Skull", but, anatomically, it is a subsection of the skull, "Mandible" has an article, should cranium not also? Please post your opinions. That Ole' Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 16:18, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Human skull[edit]

In line with making items non specific to human Iztwoz (talk) 22:36, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

  • Support will improve the encyclopedia for readers by centralising this information, at the moment confusingly and unnecesarily duplicated over several articles. --Tom (LT) (talk) 15:31, 28 February 2016 (UTC)