A subdivision of the skeleton of the autopod consisting of the phalanges of digit 8 plus the associated metapodial element. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

Synonyms: digit VIII digitopodial skeleton

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Term information

curator notes

this class represents a series of phalanges plus a metapodial element. In comparative anatomy terminology we would call this a 'digit', but the label 'digit' is sometimes used to exclude metapodials and to include soft tissue. This series of elements is hypothesized to be homologous to radials.

has related synonym

digit 8 skeleton

digit 8