The part of the forelimb between pectoral region and the elbow, corresponding to the humerus. [ ]

Synonyms: stylopod of forelimb stylopod of arm fore propodium regio brachialis forelimb stylopodium brachium brachial region forelimb propodium upper arm proximal segment of free upper limb forelimb stylopodial element

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Term information

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external definition

Segment of the hindleg corresponding to the humerus.[AAO]

has narrow synonym

wing stylopod

homology notes

Most anatomists now agree that the three proximal bones of the tetrapod limbs are homologous to the two or three proximal elements of the paired fin skeleton of other sarcopterygians, that is the humerus-femur, radius-tibia, and ulna-fibula.[well established][VHOG]



terminology notes

anatomical usage, the term arm refers specifically to the segment between the shoulder and the elbow, while the segment between the elbow and wrist is the forearm. However, in common, literary, and historical usage, arm refers to the entire upper limb from shoulder to wrist. FMA uses the term Arm for this class, so we place it here. Naming conventions for pod terms under discussion within phenoscape group.