caudal-sacral region of vertebral column

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Subdivision of vertebral column that is posterior to the sacral region and anterior to the caudal region. [ UBERONREF:0000006 ]

Synonyms: caudal-sacral vertebrae series

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editor note

Definition to be reviewed for generality across tetrapods. Typically we regard the caudal region as immediately following the sacral region, with the caudal (tail) region defined as post-anal.

external definition

Region of the vertebral column posterior to the sacrum consisting of two to four vertebrae. The last of these vertebrae is distinguished by the possession of a well-developed haemal arch; it supports the posterior part of the cloaca and marks the posterior limit of the trunk.[AAO]

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cloacal vertebrae series