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metatarsus

1. the skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus, consisting of five long bones
2. the corresponding skeletal part in other vertebrates

metatarsus

[‚med·ə′tär·səs]
(anatomy)
The part of a foot or hindfoot between the tarsus and the phalanges.
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2009): Cetonana can be recognised by the following combination of characters: the presence of ventral leg cusps on metatarsi and tarsi I and II of both sexes (absent from tibiae of both sexes); scopulate metatarsi and tarsi I and II of females comprising erectile bristles; the absence of leg spines; flat carapace; AME that are clearly larger than the other eyes; PME that are smaller than the PLE; female epigyne with posterior copulatory openings; and male palp with strongly ventrally curved cymbium and a tegulum occupying only part of the ventral side of the cymbium.
Legs I to IV yellow to light brown, dense ventral setae on tibiae, metatarsi and tarsi; anterior legs more robust than posteriors; femora with large incomplete band covering almost entire segment, patellae with incomplete dorsal band, tibiae and metatarsi with two incomplete bands, situated proximally and distally; leg spines and cusps present.
Tibiae I-IV with 2 ventral spines distally, metatarsi I and II with 1 dorsal spine and 2 ventral spines distally, metatarsi III and IV without dorsal spine, with 2 ventral spines and 1 prolateral spine, and 1 retrolateral spine distally.
Legs long, thin, with tarsi flexible, often curved in alcohol; distal half of metatarsi flexible and often bent.
First pair of legs longer and darker than others, clothed in long greyish hairs, with three pairs of spines on ventral surface of tibiae and two on metatarsi.
truncatilabris); all legs blackish brown (normally all tarsi, parts of metatarsi of middle legs, metatarsi of hind legs completely, and parts of hind tibiae reddish in A.
The left metacarpus and the metatarsi allowed estimates of a height at the withers of 1.
Metacoxae laterally angled; femora long and slender; protibiae tridentate, elongate, with basal tooth situated in front of middle, and separated from anterior two teeth; all three pairs of legs with first tarsomere longer than second; tarsi clothed with dense setae, more notably in meso and metatarsi.
5); legs long with numerous hairs, setae and strong spines; femora I dorsally bearing strong setae in both sexes; also on femora II of males; females with variable number (3-5 pairs) of strong paired spines on ventral surface of tibiae and metatarsi I and II; tibiae, metatarsi and tarsi I and II with a fringe of long fine hairs in H.
Femora and patellae III and IV light brown, tibiae, metatarsi and tarsi yellow.
Legs short, stout, anterior pair without spines; scopulae on metatarsi I-II and tarsi I-IV present, metatarsi III-IV weakly scopulated; STC of legs I and II clearly smaller than on legs III and IV (O.