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Figure 4: Images of the bones of a tiger. (a) Ventral view of the C1 vertebra showing the ventral arch (1), transverse process (2), superior articular facets (3), and alar foramen (4). Note the wings of the transverse process and the depth of the superior facets. (b) Dorsal view of the C1 vertebra showing the dorsal arch (1) and the transverse process (2). (c) Lateral view of the axis vertebra showing the denslike odontoid process (1) and the characteristic spinous process (2). Note the shape of the odontoid process and the articular surface of the facet that resemble the human C2 vertebra. (d) Anterior view of the C1-C2 articulation. (e) Posterior view of the C1-C2 articulation. (f) Lateral view of the skull of the tiger showing the large occipital crest

Figure 4: Images of the bones of a tiger. (a) Ventral view of the C1 vertebra showing the ventral arch (1), transverse process (2), superior articular facets (3), and alar foramen (4). Note the wings of the transverse process and the depth of the superior facets. (b) Dorsal view of the C1 vertebra showing the dorsal arch (1) and the transverse process (2). (c) Lateral view of the axis vertebra showing the denslike odontoid process (1) and the characteristic spinous process (2). Note the shape of the odontoid process and the articular surface of the facet that resemble the human C2 vertebra. (d) Anterior view of the C1-C2 articulation. (e) Posterior view of the C1-C2 articulation. (f) Lateral view of the skull of the tiger showing the large occipital crest