manual major digit (Aves) digitopodial skeleton

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A subdivision of the skeleton of the autopod consisting of the phalanges of manual major digit (Aves) plus the associated metapodial element. [ ]

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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.

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manual major digit (Aves)

manual major digit (Aves) skeleton