The recent series of articles describing human surface anatomy included an article on the ear by Hunter et al. [Hunter et al. (2009); Am J Med Genet Part A 149A: 40–60]. That publication did not include the incisura. This article provides an approach to assessing the incisura in the hope that others may find it useful and/or modify it as appropriate. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.