postfrontal post·fron·tal (pōst-frŭn'tl)
At the back of the frontal bone; behind the forehead.
Toward the rear of the frontal lobe.
The exact position of the suture between the prefrontal and postfrontal is not known.
The jugal process meets also a down-growth from the postfrontal.
The postfrontal extends laterally and ventrally and has a terminal extension that projects anterolaterally.
The bones of origin included jugal, postorbital, postfrontal, parietal and squamosal.
The occurrence of a postfrontal and its union with the jugal behind the orbit, are characteristic reptilian features.
They form the lateral boundaries of the anterior nares, and each sends dorsalwards a process which meets the postfrontal.
In an articulated skull the trans-palatine articulates with the ventrolateral articulating surface of the postfrontal.
The postfrontal forms also part of the outer boundary of the supratemporal fossa.
The postfrontal is generally well developed, while the jugals and quadratojugals are absent.
The postfrontal meets the parietal in front and forms the anterior boundary of the supratemporal fossa.