autopodium

au·to·po·di·um

, pl.

au·to·po·di·a

(aw'tō-pō'dē-ŭm, dē-ă),
The distal major subdivision of a limb (hand or foot).
Synonym(s): autopod
[auto- + G. pous (pod-), foot]
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This bone bears the entire weight of the horse's body due to the vertical position of the equine autopodium. Moreover, the distal phalanx structure in the species is incomparable with other bone structures.
At the first stage of the study, a part of the autopodium comprising the hoof was separated by severing the pastern joint.
(2005): Autopodium of the holotype of Dracopelta zbyszewskii (Dinosauria, Ankylosauria) and its type horizon and locality (Upper Jurassic: Tithonian, western Portugal).