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calcar

[′kal‚kär]
(zoology)
A spur or spurlike process, especially on an appendage or digit.
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Specimens lacking a prominent keel on their calcar (as evident on study skins, when present, or indicated in field notes), that were within published ranges of measurements for M.
Their tibia and calcar were 36.33 mm 1.07 (SD) and 9.86 mm 1.01 (SD) respectively while the length of hind foot was 18.08 mm 1.17 (SD).
Onychonycteris has a long splint-like piece of cartilage called a calcar, which in many living bats projects from the heel into the membrane that stretches from foot to tail.
CalCars' PRIUS+ project retrofits Toyota's Prius, the nation's most popular hybrid car, with a high-energy content battery, which becomes the vehicle's primary power source for local travel, eliminating the use of gasoline for short trips.
California Cars Initiative, or CalCars, is a non-profit group of entrepreneurs in Palo Alto, California, that aims to build awareness of "gas-optional" or "plug-in hybrid electric vehicles" (PHEVs) as a way of harnessing buyer demand to help commercialize advanced technologies.
"They're basically like some current hybrids, but with larger batteries and the ability to recharge conveniently so local travel is electric, yet the vehicle has unlimited range when it switches to the gas engine," says Felix Kramer, founder of The California Cars Initiative (CalCars; www.cal cars.org).