Skeleton Axial and Appendicular

axial and appendicular skeleton

The adult human skeleton is made up of 206 bones, and is divided into two main divisions: the axial and appendicular. The axial skeleton consists of the bones along the axis of the body. The appendicular skeleton consists of the bones of the appendages (arms and legs) and the girdles (shoulder and pelvic) that connect them with the axial skeleton.

axial skeleton:

skull
spinal column
sacrum
ribs
sternum
ear ossicles (not shown)
hyoid bone (not shown)

appendicular skeleton:

shoulder girdle:
clavicle
scapula

arms:
humerus
ulna
radius
carpals
metacarpals
phalanges

pelvic girdle:
pelvis

legs:
femur
patella
tibia
fibula
tarsals
metatarsals
phalanges