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Which mammals do not have seven cervical vertebrae

Two toed sloth, manatee, ant bear and three toed sloth


Which variations account for the disparity in number and morphology of vertebrae within a population?

1)Gender variation or sexual dimorphism, 2)ontogenetic variation, 3)geographic or population based variation and 4)idiosyncratic variation.


What is the length of a typical male spinal column?

About 70 centimeters or 28 inches.


What is the length of the male cervical region? (metric and standard)

About 12 centimeters or 5 inches.


What is the length of the male thoracic region? (metric and standard)

About 28 centimeters or 11 inches.


Based on the numbers for individual regions of the vertebral column, what is the length of the male spine?

About 58 centimeters or 23 inches.


What levels of the vertebral column specifically accommodate weight bearing transfer?

S1-S3 at the auricular surface.


Distinguish between motion and locomotion.

Motion is movement without travel. Locomotion is movement to a new location.


What organ(s) are specifically associated with the horizontal axis of the skull?

The eye and the vestibular apparatus of the inner ear.


How is the vertebral column involved in stabilization of visceral function?

Integrity of the spinal column maintains integrity of the nerve system.