The 51 trunk area bones consist of 26 vertebrae, 24 ribs, and also the sternum. The 26 vertebrae comprise 7 cervical, 12 thoracic, and 5 lumbar vertebrae, and the sacrum together with coccyx. The 24 ribs comprise 14 real ribs, 6 false ribs, and 4 drifting ribs. The sternum may be the breastbone. Combined with bones of this mind, also known as axial bones.