dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
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Length of Dog Track
The impression or indentation made on the substrate (ground) by an organism.
This includes tracks, but also other impressions (e.g. borings, droppings, burrows).
Impression or indentation made on the substrate (
) by a foot.
Any indication of the progress of an organism that is not a track.
e.g. scat (
), claw marks, scent posts, kill sites, and dens and lays.
The series of traces made by, and left behind, by an organism.
This includes tracks and sign.
Relating to, or located towards, the centre of the main body.
In the case of an appendage, such as a limb, this is towards the point of attachment to the main body.
Located away from the centre of the main body.
In the case of an appendage, such as a limb, this is away from the point of attachment to the main body.
An imaginary line that runs long the centre of a foot or track.
The marks or traces left by an organism (e.g. footprints, tail drags and belly drags).
Width (of a Track)
The distance between the medial and the lateral points of a track, measured at right angles to the foot axis.
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Length (of a Track)
The distance from the
edge of a
point or edge (
), measured parallel to the
(of a track)
Dog Track in Sand (Illustrating Length of a Track)
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