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Animal biology

Skeleton of a cat

 

Squeleton of a cat: carnivorous mammal of the feline family, with retractile claws. There are both wild and domestic varieties.
Skull: bony case of the brain.
Cervical vertebrae: bones of the neck.
Thoracic vertebrae: the bones forming the dorsal part of the thoracic cage.
Lumbar vertebrae: the bones of the lumbar region of the back.
Sacrum: the set of sacral vertebrae.
Caudal vertebrae: bones of the tail.
Pelvis: pelvic bone.
Femur: uppermost bone of the rear leg of a cat.
Fibula: one of two bones of the lower rear leg of a cat.
Tarsus: hell bone.
Metatarsus: paw bone between the heel and the phalanges.
Phalange: toe bone.
Claw: pointed nail at the end of a phalange.
Tibia: one of two bones of the lower rear leg of a cat.
Rib: bone of the thoracic cage.
Ulna: one of two bones of the lower foreleg of a cat.
Nail: pointed nail at the end of a phalange.
Radius: one of two bones of the lower foreleg of a cat.
Humerus: bone of the upper foreleg of a cat.
Sternum: bone forming the underside of the thoracic cage.
Scapula: shoulder bone.
Mandible: lower jaw.
Tooth: hard organ set in the jaw, used to chew food.
Orbit: cavity in the skull that contains the eye.




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