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The vertebrae are a group of small, irregular-shaped bones that together make up the backbone. Together these vertebrae make up your vertebral column.  There are 7 vertebrae in your neck. They are called cervical vertebrae. There are 12 vertebrae in your upper back that attach to the ribs and are called thoracic vertebrae The 5 vertebrae in your lower back are called lumbar vertebrae. They are followed by the sacrum and end with the coccyx or tailbone.

vertebrae has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.