Digitigrade describes the orientation or progression of animals bearing weight on the plantar surface of the phalangeal region.
Only digits (toes) make contact with the ground.
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.
Tiger (Panthera tigris)
Lion (Panthera leo)
Jaguar (Panthera onca)
Leopard (Panthera pardus)
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
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