The lateral terminal branch of the deep peroneal nerve sends fibers to the extensor digitorum brevis muscle and articular twigs to the tarsal joints.
These areas include the plantar fascia, ankle joint, tarsal tunnel, interdigital space, and first metatarsophalangeal joint.
The ectopic leg has several segments and terminates in a set of tarsal claws.
Since the joint capsules and ligaments play a crucial role in the kinematics of the tarsal joints, they cannot be stripped away with impunity.
In the most severe cases, the distal tips of the maxillary and labial palps are transformed to tarsal claws.
Lungs are well developed, teeth are blade-like, carpal and tarsals ossified in adults, and the diploid number is 28.
The postcranial skeleton, and especially the vertebrae, carpals and tarsals , were very slow to ossify.
The preserved tarsal bones include the astragalus, calcaneum, and fourth and questionable fifth distal tarsals .
The tarsals of giraffes consist of only four bones: calcaneum, astragulus, fused navicular and cuboid, fused cuneiforms.
We digitized the pelvis, femur, tibia, fibula, astragalus, calcaneum, distal tarsals , and metatarsals II-IV.