Rhomboideus capitis muscle (cat only)

Dscn1806.jpg (77596 bytes) Dscn1807.jpg (75312 bytes) Dorsal view, left side

Cat information:
rhomboideus capitis (occipitoscapularis) (cat only)
originmedial half of cranial nuchal line not
         
extending quite to midline
insertion:  scapula near cranial angle
nerve:  ventral ramus C4 
action: 
draws cranially and rotates scapula

There is no human muscle that is comparable to the rhomboideus capitis muscle.  Some authors refer to it at occipitoscapularis.

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