dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
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Dog Track Width
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 middle of the body, or a structure of the body.
Located away from the middle of the body, or a structure of the body.
Relating to or located towards the left or the right side.
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).
Length (of a Track)
The distance from the proximal edge of a track to the distal edge (
), measured parallel to the foot axis.
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Width (of a Track)
The distance between the
edges of a
, measured at right angles to the
(of a track)
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