Superior auricular muscle
The superior auricular muscle, the largest of the three auriculares muscles, is also thin and fan-shaped. Its fibers arise from the galea aponeurotica, and converge to be inserted by a thin, flattened tendon into the upper part of the cranial surface of the auricula. This muscle is innervated by the temporal branch of the facial nerve
|Superior auricular muscle
Face and neck muscles. Superior auricular muscle shown in red.
The muscles of the auricula. Superior auricular is at top (indicated by the red arrow).
|Above the ear
|Posterior auricular artery
|branches to auricular muscle from posterior auricular nerve of facial nerve (cranial nerve VII)
|Pulls ear upward
|musculus auricularis superior
|Anatomical terms of muscle
- Auricula in context. Superior auricular shown in red.
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