dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
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Footsteps, or the setting down of feet upon the ground.
The pattern of footfall constitutes the gait.
A footfall imprinted into the substrate (
) makes a track.
An imaginary line along the direction of travel.
Series of traces made by, and left behind, by an organism.
Includes track and sign.
Impression or indentation made on the substrate (
) by a foot.
To land hind feet directly on the track made by forefeet.
The trail produced is such that the track of the forefoot is overprinted, to a greater or lesser degree, by the track of the hind foot.
The tendency for feet to land apart, so that footfalls are on either side of the central line.
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The tendency to angle the legs inwards under the body so that their
are on or close to the
This may create a
form a single line.
Also known as
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