dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
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Nails of German Shepherd Dog
The distal parts of a limb, such as
These are named and identified by Roman numerals.
In a pentadactyl (
five-fingered or five-toed
) arrangement, the most medial digit, if present, is I (e.g. the human
) and the most lateral is V (e.g. the human
A protein that is deposited to form hard, tough and water-resistant epidermal (
Keratin forms the outer layer of epidermis (
), hair, nails, claws, hoofs, horns and feathers.
Claw that can be protracted (
) from its protective sheath.
Cats’ claws are
, but often (misleadingly) described as
. At rest, the claw is
; muscular action (contraction)
the claw out of, rather than
The pointed, slender and curved structure on the end of a digit (usually a toe).
Made from a hard protein, keratin.
To imprint a track on the substrate (
Impression or indentation made on the substrate (
) by a foot.
The claw of a bird, usually bird of prey.
The tough sheath that covers the tip of a digit of an ungulate.
Made from a hard, horny protein keratin.
A nail, claw or hoof.
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A to C
D to F
G to L
M to O
P to Q
R to S
T to Z
The tough, flat structure on the dorsal surface of a
. Made from a hard protein,
is frequently used to refer to the
of dogs. Relatively blunt and non-
, and usually
Also known as
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