dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
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An appendage to the main body of an organism.
Relating to, or located towards, the tail of an animal.
With reference to the limbs, caudal (and its opposite cranial) are only used to describe the portion of the limb that is proximal to the carpus (
) and tarsus (
Round and short feet (of a dog).
Foot of medium length, longer than cat feet, but shorter than hare feet (of a dog)
Also known as
The distal part of a limb that bears weight, and facilitates locomotion and manipulation.
Elongated feet (of a dog).
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
The space between digits (
Membrane of skin stretched between digits (
). All or part of the toes may be attached.
Newfoundland puppies, as an example of a breed that usually has pronounced webbing.
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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 with significant
in between the
. The extent of webbing varies between and within breeds of dogs.
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