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  • n. Plural form of carpometacarpus.


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  • Heavy-bodied and robust compared to other ducks, they have tough skin, a massive head and neck, and are equipped with keratanised orange knobs on the proximal parts of their carpometacarpi.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • In contrast to those of most other neornithines, the carpometacarpi of cariamaens and hoatzins possess a particularly broad, strongly bowed third metacarpal.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Rather more remarkable is the fact that birds belonging to several distinct lineages have evolved entirely new structures - namely, bony spurs, knobs and clubs - on their wrists, arm bones or carpometacarpi.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science


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