# What are all the 208 bones of the body?

Jan 10, 2018

Here is Wiki's list of the bones of the human skeleton

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bones_of_the_human_skeleton

#### Explanation:

Here is Wikipedia's list of all the bones in the body, which they count as 206, not 208.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bones_of_the_human_skeleton

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The number of bones you have decreases as you reach adulthood.
Babies have more than 300 bones, but some of these fuse to form larger bones.

According to Wonderopolis, "by the time you're an adult, you'll have exactly 206 bones."

More than half of them are located in the hands and feet.
https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-many-bones-are-in-your-body

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Bones can be divided into two categories depending on where they are located..

1) The $\text{axial skeleton}$ contains all the bones in the trunk of the body.
https://www.visiblebody.com/learn/skeleton/axial-skeleton

2)The $\text{appendicular skeleton}$ contains all the bones in the limbs (the arms, hands, legs and feet.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appendicular_skeleton

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Bones can also be classified into five types, depending on their shapes.

• Short bones
• Long bones
• Flat bones
• Irregular bones
• Sesamoid bones

You can find out more about the skeletal system here:
https://www.visiblebody.com/learn/skeleton/types-of-bones