bony palate n.
A concave elliptical bony plate, constituting the roof of the oral cavity.
The bony palate is short, extending back only to the posterior end of the median molar.
Pre-maxill not produced far in front; hind border of bony palate not extending backwards beyond the median molar.
The hind margin of the bony palate, which dilates posteriorly, does not extend behind the mid-line of the last molar.
The hind border of the bony palate extends to behind the last molar tooth, its posterior perforations being very large.
Tordoff, like Beecher, has based his interpretations chiefly on one feature—structure of the bony palate.
The posterior margin of the bony palate varies from semicircular to nearly V-shaped.
As in Myrmecophaga, the pterygoids enter into the formation of the bony palate.
bony palate terminating posteriorly opposite the hinder border of the last molar.
Muzzle shorter than the diameter of the eye-socket; the bony palate not extending past the hinder end of the median molar.
The bony palate is continued behind the last molar, narrowing slowly Fruit-eating bats.