caudal appendage


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Noun1.caudal appendage - tail especially of a mammal posterior to and above the anus
craniate, vertebrate - animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
tail - the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
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In conclusion, the caudal appendage is not difficult to treat.
This alternative system, powered by muscles originating from the pelvis rather than the tail base, helped decouple the caudal appendage. Such a maneuverable tail may have been preadapted for its novel aerodynamic role in protobirds (Gatesy 1990, 1994).
Lubinsky (1957) advocated that when animals are fed a diet with low starch value, ciliates without caudal appendages are predominant, while ciliates with well-developed caudal spines become predominant when the food is rich in starch.