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Ungual Phalanges
The distal bones of the digits. These articulate with the intermediate phalanges.
These are called ungual bones because they contain a nail or claw. (Ungual meaning something that relates to a nail, claw or hoof).
Also known as distal phalanges, terminal phalanges, and claw bones.
Cf. intermediate phalanges, proximal phalanges

Ungual Phalanges of Domestic Cat Forefoot Revealing Paws