Variation among ungulates in flexibility of fetlock joint

The following photos of Rangifer tarandus tarandus ( provide food for thought: and

The following shows that the false-hooves (dewclaws) touch the ground even during walking:

However, they do not touch the ground during standing: and

This suggests that, in Rangifer tarandus, the false-hooves (dewclaws) tend to touch the ground even when walking on firm surfaces.

The following shows that, in Alces alces, the false-hooves likewise touch the ground during trotting on a firm surface:

However, in the case of A, alces, thenfalse-hovves remain clear of the ground during walking:

Alces alces:

Bubalus carabanensis:

Publicado el 13 de febrero de 2023 22:46 por milewski milewski


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