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Encyclopedia > List of bones in the human skeleton

A typical adult human skeleton consists of the following 206 bones. (Numbers in bold refer to the diagram at right.)

In the skull (22):

In the middle ears (6):

In the throat (1):

In the shoulder girdle (4):

In the thorax (25):

In the vertebral column (24):

In the arms (6):

  • 11. humerus (2)
    • 26. condyles of humerus
  • 12. ulna (2)
  • 13. radius (2)
    • 27. head of radius

In the hands (54):

In the pelvis (4):

In the legs (8):

  • 17. head and 18. shaft of femur (2)
    • 22. greater trochanter of femur
    • 23. condyles of femur
  • 19. patella (2)
  • 20. shaft and 24. tuberosity of tibia (2)
  • 21. fibula (2)

In the feet (52):

The infant skeleton has the following bones in addition to those above:

  1. sacral vertebrae (4 or 5), which fuse in adults to form the sacrum
  2. coccygeal vertebrae (3 to 5), which fuse in adults to form the coccyx
  3. ilium, ischium and pubis, which fuse in adults to form the pelvic girdle

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The longest and heaviest bone in the body is the femur and the smallest is the stapes bone in the middle ear.
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