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6.06: The Hindlimb

The hind limbs have a similar basic pattern to the forelimb. They consist of: femur, tibia and fibula, tarsals, metatarsals, digits or phalanges(see diagram 6.7). The top of the femur moves against (articulates with) the pelvis at the hip joint.

Contributors

  • Ruth Lawson (Otago Polytechnic; Dunedin, New Zealand)