Canine Pelvic Phalanges
Canine Pelvic Phalanges

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Pelvic Phalanx
Bone of a digit (finger or toe) of the pelvic limb (hind limb).
The digits of cats of dogs, excluding the pollex (thumb), hallux and the dew claw, consist of three phalanges. These exceptions consist of two phalanges.
If present, a dew claw may contain up to two phalanges, but sometimes dew claws located on a hind foot may contain no bones.
Cf. thoracic phalanx