Occipital bone ossification centers
The occipital bone has complex development, it ossifies from six centers.
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Diagram adapted from Grey's Anatomy - Public Domain
The six centers that we can see on diagram are:
- - Basioccipital bone;
- - Exooccipital bone (two centers);
- - Supraoccipital bone;
- - Interparietal bone (two centers).
See more on article about acessory occipital bone sutures.