The middle limb segment of the pelvic free limb, between the autopod and stylopod segments. Includes as parts the hindlimb zeugopodial skeleton, which includes as parts the tibia and fibula, or their cartilage precursors, or evolutionary variants. [ ]

Synonyms: lower extremity zeugopod hindlimb zeugopodium crus of hindlimb hindlimb zeudopodium posterior region of leg intermediate segment of free lower limb lower leg hind limb middle limb segment regio surae crus lower extremity middle limb segment sura posterior leg region middle limb segment of hindlimb shank zeugopod of hind limb regio cruris posterior hindlimb zeugopod zeugopod of hindlimb hindlimb middle limb segment calf of leg hindlimb epipodium sural region hind limb zeudopodium middle limb segment of hind limb hind limb zeugopod posterior curral region posterior part of leg

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Term information

database cross reference

efo_slim, pheno_slim

external ontology notes

FMA:24979 denotes the middle segment (zeugopod), its placement here is correct. See obo-anatomy archives for discussion

has related synonym

hind epipodium

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

Naming conventions for pod terms under discussion within phenoscape group. TODO - add distinct term for skeleton and place AAO class here