Mesopodium

Mes`o`po´di`um


n.1.(Zool.) The middle portion of the foot in the Gastropoda and Pteropoda.
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Initiation time was set when the predator wrapped the prey in its mesopodium and the proboscis was seen in contact with the prey.
The development of the postaxial mesopodium differs from Ambystoma; dc 4 is originally connected to the ulnare, whereas the primordium of dt 5 initially extends distally and postaxially from the fibulare.
Schmalhausen (1917) and Holmgren (1933) noted that primitive tetrapods have more than one central element in the mesopodium and that this primitive pattern is a frequent intrapopulational atavism in derived taxa (which typically possess only a single centrale).
In Taricha (and other urodeles, Schmalhausen 1917), the central region of the mesopodium is a highly variable region (see above); a diversity of conditions is found (fig.