A distal phalanx that is part of a digit 3. In odd-toes ungulates (Perissodactyla e.g. horses) this is called the coffin bone. In even-toed ungulates (Artiodactyla e.g cattle) this is associated with the medial claw. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffin_bone http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equine_forelimb_anatomy#Distal_phalanx ]

Synonyms: third distal phalanx equine distal phalanx distal phalanx of third digit distal phalanx of middle digit 3rd digit distal phalanx digit 3 distal phalanx distal phalanx of digit III third digit distal phalanx equine 3rd phalanx of digit 3 distal phalanx of 3rd digit

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Term information

has narrow synonym

medial claw of artiodactyl

pedal bone

medial ungual phalanx of artiodactyl

medial claw of ruminant hoof

coffin bone

has related synonym

digit III P3



taxon notes

the bottommost bone in the equine leg and is encased by the hoof capsule. The distal phalanx articulates with both the middle phalanx and the distal sesamoid, forming the distal interphalangeal joint[Wikipedia:Coffin_bone]

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