Which of the following is NOT a distinctive characteristic of a typical cervical vertebra?
(A) The body is small and wider from side to side than anteroposteriorly.
(B) The vertebral foramen is large and triangular.
(C) The transverse processes contain transverse foramina.
(D) The articular processes contain superior facets directed inferoanteriorly.
(E) The spinous processes are short and bifid.