The trapezius is a flat triangular muscle
covering the back of the neck and shoulder.
For detailed illustrations of the location of the trapezius see
the pages about Anterior
Muscles and/or Posterior
The actions of the trapezius muscle
* Stabilises the scapula;
* Pulls the scapula towards the spine;
* Some elevation, rotation, and adduction of the scapula;
* Some extension and rotation of the neck.