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  • n. Plural form of caudal.


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  • Two small theropod caudals are what made me take notice in 2002.

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  • The Indians, bent on trapping these wary creatures, had listened in the stillness of the solitudes to the battering of those wonderful tails upon the mud walls of their dams and forts, and had named the little river after its most marked characteristic, the constant "_chug, chug_" of those cricket-bat caudals.

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  • The rumpless fowl has no tail, and in a bird which I kept alive the oil-gland had aborted; but this bird, though the os coccygis was extremely imperfect, had a vestige of a tail with two rather long feathers in the position of the outer caudals.

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  • The vertebral column, preserved in articulation, has 7 cervicals, 13 thoracics, 6 lumbars, 4 sacrals, and 21 caudals.

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  • Anterior caudals are robust, with substantial spinous processes, metapophyses, and transverse processes.

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  • The vertebral formula (cervicals, thoracics, lumbars, sacrals, caudals) is 7C-13T-6L-4S-21Ca for a total of 51 vertebrae, which differs by only two caudal vertebrae from the formula found in some primitive artiodactyls

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  • The first 14 caudals have associated hemal arches or chevron bones.

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  • The ventral margin of the anterior caudals is shallowly concave as a groove bordered by two lateral ridges.

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  • The caudal series maintains its relative centrum length over the first twenty or so caudals, not doubling in length.

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  • Several posterior caudals are missing and we estimate the total number of caudals to be approximately thirty-five.

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