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Focus of the article[edit]

Hi Iztwoz, I've seen you've been doing a whole lot of work on this article. I just wanted to know what scope you are aiming for. Currently there are articles on:

To me this seems rather excessive, and I would like for all of those articles to point here, where a general explanation of vertebrae could be given first, and then we could go in depth of the different types.

Additionally I don't really think we should have articles on:

What do you make of these articles? -- -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 13:11, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi CFCF - The page was missing which I felt was a mistake. It started off to be an article on vertebrae in general - there is a page spinal vertebrae which I have proposed merging back to Human vertebral column. It then seemed a better idea to include human vertebrae as well since they are all such similar structures. The aim is to merge all the small stub articles:- pedicle of vertebral arch, lamina of the vertebral arch, vertebral notch, intervertebral foramina, vertebral foramen, vertebral body, spinous process, transverse process and articular process to this page (which wouldn't take long to do). Think the regional vertebrae pages should stay - they are all C class at the moment and I think any combining would make for too long an article. ? But think a general page for vertebral column could be made in the usual format of 'in humans' and 'other animals'. What do you think? Iztwoz (talk) 14:19, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Ok, good points. As for the stubs your thoughts mirror mine exactly. I think what is needed as for in humans and in other animals is a distinction, and the best way is probably to keep a sub-section on 'other animals'. I got lost looking through the articles a few days ago and though, these really need to be merged, but I'm very busy right now, and glad you are working on it. :) -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 14:30, 18 July 2014 (UTC)


During microdiscecotomy if some portion of verterba lamina are removed or cut during operation. Does lamina get recovered after some period of operation.

Hemant — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:43, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Neural spine[edit]

The phrase "neural spine" appears in multiple articles about paleontology and archaeology, and is always pointed to this article - but this article does not explain what a "neural spine" is (in fact the phrase does not occur at all in this article)! It would be very helpful if that could be discussed.

Thanks Helikophis (talk) Helikophis (talk) 21:42, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

Added it - it's also called the spinous process. HCA (talk) 02:18, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Should we expand the development section? More specifically, it might be beneficial to add additional information on the evolution of vertebra, in addition to development. If so, we would suggest adding a cross link to vertebrate( this page has a section on evolutionary development). Also, adding more references could improve the section. Attached you will find a link to a credible source on evolution of vertabra. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Benson02 (talk • contribs) 18:12, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Benson02 (talk) 18:24, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Suggested Informational Sentence[edit]

The vertebrae that make up the vertebral column of the animal allow vertebrates to have more active lifestyles and provides protection of the spinal cord, therefore the vertebrae are necessary for almost all vertebrates.[1]Hartmacl (talk) 02:17, 24 February 2017 (UTC)


  1. ^ Wikipedia Editors. "Vertebrate". Wikipedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 24 February 2017.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

Costal process[edit]

"the transverse process of a lumbar vertebra is also sometimes called the costal[8][9] or costiform process"

Yeah, but isn't the accessory process evolutionary the reduced transverse process and the costal process is something different? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:55, 17 October 2017 (UTC)