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Biology : Skeletal System & Bones of Human Body III

 
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There are typically a total of 206 bones in the adult human skeleton as shown in the table below.

SKELETAL SYSTEM - NUMBER OF BONES IN HUMAN BODY CLASSIFIED BY TYPE

 

BONE(S) NUMBER OF BONES TOTAL
Cranial bones
1 Ethmoid bone, 1 Frontal bone,
1 Occipital bone, 2 Parietal bones,
1 Sphenoid bone and 2 Temporal bones.
8 8
Facial bones
2 Inferior Nasal Conchae, 2 Lacrimal bones,
1 Mandible, 2 Maxillae, 2 Nasal bones,
2 Palatine bones, 1 Vomer and 2 Zygomatic bones.
14 14
Ear Ossicles (bones)
Malleus (Hammer), Incus (Anvil) and Stapes (Stirrup).
3 in each ear 6
Hyoid bone 1 1
Cervical vertebrae 7 7
Thoracic vertebrae 12 12
Lumbar vertebrae 5 5
Sacrum 1 1
Coccyx 1 1
Ribs 12 pairs 24
Sternum 1 1
Clavicle 1 in each shoulder girdle 2
Scapula 1 in each shoulder girdle 2
Humerus 1 in each arm 2
Radius 1 in each arm 2
Ulna 1 in each arm 2
Carpals 8 in each arm 16
Metacarpals 5 in each arm 10
Phalanges 14 in each arm 28
Hip bone 1 in each leg 2
Femur 1 in each leg 2
Patella 1 in each leg 2
Tibia 1 in each leg 2
Fibula 1 in each leg 2
Tarsals 7 in each leg 14
Metatarsals 5 in each leg 10
Phalanges 14 in each leg 28
Total number of bones 206
 

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