List of bones of the human skeleton

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Front view of a skeleton of an adult human
Back view of a skeleton of an adult human

A typical adult human skeleton commonly consists of 206 to 208 or more bones depending on the method used in counting normal variations. The count of 208 considers the sternum to be made up of three bones instead of one; manubrium, body of sternum (also known as the gladiolus) and xiphoid process. Anatomical variation may also result in the formation of more or fewer bones. More common variations include cervical ribs or an additional lumbar vertebra. Babies are born with around 300 to 350 bones, many of which fuse together during growth to create around 206 bones.

In the skull (22):

In the middle ears (6):

In the throat (1):

In the shoulder girdle (4):

In the thorax (25 or 27):

In the vertebral column (24):

In the arms (2):

In the forearms (4):

In the hands (54):

In the pelvis (4):

In the thighs (2):

In the legs (6):

In the feet (52):

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