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monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets

largest carnivore of Madagascar

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The supraspinatus originates from the supraspinous fossa on the scapula and inserts on the greater tubercle of the humerus.
4A), the distal end of the suparaspinatus tendon (marked with the arrowhead) appears as a region of low signal extending from the origin of the muscle on the supraspinous fossa of the scapula.
This pattern primarily represents narrowing of the supraspinous fossa with extension of the acromion.
Chipmunks have +y loadings reflecting dorso-ventral compression of the supraspinous fossa with tilting of the acromion and lower metacromion.
The ligament is sometimes ossified, the foramen thus completed to transmit suprascapular nerve to supraspinous fossa, suprascapular vessels pass backwards above the ligament (2).