dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
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The pattern of movement of animals during (terrestrial) locomotion.
Gaits used by cats and dogs include the walk, the amble, the pace, the trot, the canter and the gallop.
Feet that are turned outwards.
1. Parts packed closely together in a relatively small space. Limited interdigital space and negative space.
2. Parts joined together firmly, not loosely.
The space between digits (
An imaginary line along the direction of travel.
A digit of a foot .
Toes 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 foot in which toes are spread outwards.
Parts held close with little or no space between.
The tarsal region or tarsal joint of the hind leg of a quadruped.
Also known (colloquially) as the
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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
foot; there is little
. Toes are not spread apart.
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