dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
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The tendency to angle the legs inwards under the body so that their footfalls are on or close to the central line.
This may create a trail in which tracks form a single line.
An appendage to the main body of an organism.
For example, an arm, leg, flipper or wing.
Either of the cranial (
Either of the caudal (
Relating to the opposite side of the body.
For example, diagonally contralateral limbs are limbs on diagonally opposite sides of the body.
Relating to the same side of the body.
For example, ipsilateral limbs are limbs that are on the same side of the body.
Footsteps, the setting down of a foot.
The pattern of footfall constitutes the gait.
An imaginary line along the direction of travel.
The tendency for feet to land apart, so that footfalls are on either side of the central line.
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The tendency for feet to land apart, so that
are on either side of the
Also known as
Parallel Dog Tracks in Sand
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