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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.
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 believes PHEVs bridge the gap between hybrids and zero- emission vehicles using proven technologies.
While hybrids may cut gasoline use by one-third, PHEVs can cut another third according to CalCars founder Felix Kramer.
While major automakers claim current plug-in hybrids are too costly to success fully market, CalCars is busy trying to narrow the cost gap through incentives, subsidies and rebates from public and private sources.
The new species is easily distinguished from other southern Venezuelan Eleutherodactylus by its indistinct tympanum, absence of calcars, indistinct metatarsal tubercles, smooth dorsal skin, weak fringes on fingers and toes, lack of basal webbing, iris colour pattern and overall body coloration.
With Coulomb's in-place networked charging station installations, the timing and availability of this iPhone App is perfect," said Felix Kramer, Founder of Palo Alto-based CalCars.