A tail that extends from the posterior tip of the organism to the anus, contains muscle and skeleton. [ https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

Synonyms: postanal tail muscular postanal tail

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Term information

database cross reference

pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

external definition

Anatomical structure that is the terminal, flexible posterior appendage of the organism.[AAO]

Organism subdivision which is the part of the body posterior to the vent which includes the anal and caudal fins.[TAO]

has narrow synonym

post-anal fin tail

has related synonym

post-vent region



taxon notes

present at some time in chordate life history (eg in Urochordates, present only in free-swimming larvae). Function: propellor locomotion (in some species)