dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
Glossary by Category
Glossary All Words
Remaining as a remnant or trace of a structure that had been present in the ancestors of a species.
Often the original functionality is (to some degree) now lacking, and the structure has become rudimentary or degenerate.
Distal parts of a limb, such as fingers or toes.
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
Walking or bearing weight on toes.
Relating to, or located towards, the middle of the body, or a structure of the body.
To imprint a track on the substrate.
Impression or indentation made on the substrate (
) by a foot.
Animals that walk on the tips of their toes (hooves).
Animals that belong to the former order Ungulata, now divided in to orders Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla.
Bones of a digit or digits (
to reveal more
A to C
D to F
G to L
M to O
P to Q
R to S
T to Z
of the foot.
animals, including dogs and cats, have
located on the
) side of the foot, (usually) too high up to make contact with the ground or to
The dewclaw is identified by the Roman numeral I, other toes by numbers II to V.
Dew claws usually consist of just two
, other toes consist of three phalanges. If dewclaws are present on hind feet, they often lack phalanges.
© revealing paws 2011