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mx id: 510 | OBO id: HAO:0000658 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000658
occiput synonyms: alavertex, calva, occipital arch, occipitium, postcranium, protocranium, segmentum deutognathale, segmentum maxillare
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
Definition:
The area that is concave and surrounds the postocciput.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The occiput is a area.
The occiput is part of the cuticle. The occiput is part of the head.

Figures
Zagryphus nasutus
Entomacis perplexa (Haliday)
Copyright ©Matthew J. Yoder

Label usage (sensu)
occiput by Goulet, H., and J. T. Huber. 1993. Hymenoptera of the World: An Identification Guide to Families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada Publication 1894/E., Ottawa, ON 668 pp.
occiput by Deans, A. R. 2009. HAO curator..
occipital arch by Snodgrass, R. E. 1935. Principles of insect morphology. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York & London 667 pp.
occiput by Kirby, W., and W. Spencer. 1828. An introduction to Entomology: or elements of the natural history of insects. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, London 732 pp.
alavertex by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
calva by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
occipitium by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
postcranium by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
protocranium by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
segmentum deutognathale by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
segmentum maxillare by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
Comments and tags
alternative definition added almost 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
The area that is located posteriorly on the head and is delimited externally by the vertex and the posterior margin of the gena, and medially by the postocciput.
  Reference: Curators. 2010. Gibson, Vilhelmsen, Seltmann, Bertone, Yoder, Miko muscle working group..
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added almost 10 years ago by Istvan Miko
Posterior surface of the head above the occipital foramen.
  Reference: Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added about 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
The area that is located posteriorly on the head and is delimited externally by the vertex and the posterior margin of the gena, and medially by the postocciput.
  Reference: Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added about 10 years ago by Andy Deans
The posterior part of the head behind the vertex dorsally and the genae laterally. If the an occipital carina is present, the occiput is the area between it and the very narrow postocciput surrounding the foramen magnum (see also postgena).
  Reference: Goulet, H., and J. T. Huber. 1993. Hymenoptera of the World: An Identification Guide to Families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada Publication 1894/E., Ottawa, ON 668 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added about 13 years ago by Andy Deans
the dorsal part of the occipital arch, or also the entire arch including the postgenae
  Reference: Snodgrass, R. E. 1935. Principles of insect morphology. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York & London 667 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.


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