The element often termed "coracoid" in these fossils would be the scapula.
- Scapula, coracoid and clavicle, meet to form the foramen triosseum, through which passes the tendon of the supracoracoideus, or subclavius muscle to the tuberculum superius of the humerus.
The coracoid is one of the most characteristic bones of the bird's skeleton.
From the inner side of the neck of the coracoid arises the precoracoidal process, the remnant of the precoracoid.
Only in the ostrich this element is almost typically complete, although soon fused at either end with the coracoid.