Crista galli

The crista galli (Latin: "crest of the rooster") is the upper part of the perpendicular plate of the ethmoid bone,[1] which rises above the cribriform plate. The falx cerebri (fold of the dura mater) attaches to the crista galli.

Crista galli
Ethmoid bone from above.
Ethmoid bone from behind.
LatinCrista galli
Anatomical terms of bone

The olfactory bulbs of the olfactory nerve lie on either side of the crista galli on top of the cribriform plate.


  1. "Ethmoid bone". Retrieved 2018-03-01.

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