dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
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Negative Space of a Canine Track
Cushion-like part of animal foot.
Distal part of a limb that bears weight, and facilitates locomotion and manipulation.
Impression or indentation made on the substrate (
) by a foot.
The space between digits.
Limb pad located at the metacarpophalangeal joint or metatarsophalangeal joint.
This is the largest of the pads on the palmar or plantar surface of the feet of dogs and cats.
Limb pad located under the distal interphalangeal joint of each digit (
Person or animal that finds and follows tracks or trails, in order to identify, study and, in some instances, pursue the person or animal that made the track or trail.
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The spaces between the
made by a foot.
, but also the spaces between
The study of shape and size of
is a very useful, but arguably under-used, tool of the
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