Claw that can be protracted (extended) from its protective sheath.
Cats’ claws are protractile, but often (incorrectly) described as retractile. At rest, the claw is retracted; muscular action (contraction) protracts the claw out of the sheath, rather than retracts it in.
Brown Bear (Ursus arctos)
Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)
The taxonomic family of the dogs. Members of the dog family are known as
Canids are divided into two tribes: Canini (dog-like and wolf-like species) and Vulpini (foxes).
Walking on soles of feet.
Plantigrade describes the orientation or progression of animals bearing weight on the plantar surfaces of the entire tarsal, metatarsal and phalangeal regions of the foot.