Ten segments are recognizable in the abdomen, which is elongated and tapers at the hinder end.
St.) is directed downwards and tapers out into a thin, partly cartilaginous, strand, which originally extended to the inner corner of the articular portion of the mandible, but on its long way comes to grief, being squeezed in between the pterygoid and quadrate.
In them the vomer, however variable, always tapers to a point anteriorly, while behind it includes the basisphenoidal rostrum between the palatals; but neither these nor the pterygoids are borne by its posterior divergent ends.
When it exists it is always slender, and tapers to a point anteriorly.
Nine feet in diameter at the base, it tapers to eight feet at the top. The catacombs, a short distance S.W.
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