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monodactylous

[¦män·ə′dak·tə·ləs]
(zoology)
Having a single digit or claw.
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It is not yet clear how being a monodactyl helped the Vespersaurus.
Pliohippus was the first true monodactyl (one-toed animal) of evolutionary history.
The oldest alvarezsaurids had very long arms with hands specialized for grasping small prey, while the earliest ones had compact forelimbs with a functionally monodactyl hand for digging or tearing open rotten logs.