Atlas Illustration

The atlas (C1) is the most superior (cervical vertebra of the spine.  The Atlas’ chief peculiarity is that it has no body, it is ring-like, and consists of an anterior and a posterior arch and two lateral masses. (adapted from wikipedia)
mouseover for arrows image from William Cheselden’s Osteographia or Anatomy of Bones

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