A paired appendage that is evolved from a paired fin. The extent of this structure includes autopod, stylopod and zeugopod regions when present, but excludes the girdle and its parts. [ ]

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

external definition

Organism subdivision that has as its parts the jointed appendages used for locomotion and manipulation.[AAO]

has exact synonym

pentadactyl limb
tetrapod limb
free limb
limb sensu Vertebrata

has related synonym


homology notes

Most anatomists now agree that the three proximal bones of the tetrapod limbs are homologous to the two or three proximal elements of the paired fin skeleton of other sarcopterygians, that is the humerus-femur, radius-tibia, and ulna-fibula.[well established][VHOG]