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One of five bones that travel out to each toe in the foot. The metatarsals articulate with the tarsal bones in the hindfoot and the phalanges (toes) in the forefoot.

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Re: A way to test Evolution

Sagittal section of right knee-joint. Sesamoid bones at the distal end of the first metatarsal bone of the foot. Latin ossa sesamoideum In anatomy, a sesamoid bone is a bone embedded within a tendon. Sesamoid bones are found in locations where a tendon passes over ...

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by Penfire
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A way to test Evolution
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Tyrannosaurus sex et alia topics

... And like ornithomimosaurids, tyrannosaurids also have what is called an arctometatarsus. An arctometatarsus is where metatarsal III forms a wedge distally, but pinches out proximally. This feature is unique and found in some ornithomimosaurs, deinonychosaurs, alvareszaurids, ...

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by Kiezel
Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Tyrannosaurus sex et alia topics
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