A bone behind the orbit of the eye in some vertebrates.
- In general, its dorsal partners are the squamosal and either the postfrontal or postorbital.
- The parietals are only well exposed on the skull roof, as their ventral projections contacting the postfrontal and postorbital are damaged.
- The postfrontal and jugal form the posterior border of the orbit.
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