caudal vertebra

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Noun1.caudal vertebra - one of 4 vertebrae in the human coccyx
coccyx, tail bone - the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes
vertebra - one of the bony segments of the spinal column
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The total length of the specimen, measured from the anterior tip of the snout to the posterior end of the last preserved caudal vertebra, is 990 cm.
Spondylolisthesis is defined as the forward displacement of the superior vertebra on its adjacent caudal vertebra. [1,3]
We measured the morphological characteristics of all shrew-moles in the sample: body weight, tail length and maximum tail width without hairs (here, called as "tail width") as an external measurement; and greatest length of skull, caudal vertebra length, and maximum caudal vertebra width (here, called as "caudal vertebra width") as skeletal measurements (Table 1, Figs.
Caudal vertebra selection: In both rounds 1 and 2, the highest level of inter-observer agreement on caudal vertebrae selection in a single case was 0.71 (case 6 in round 1 and cases 2 and 4 in round 2).
The first caudal vertebra was defined as the first centrum with a long haemal spine, and the centrum fused to the hypural plate was counted as the last vertebra.
Two anal pterygiophores before haemal spine of first caudal vertebra (in 18).
Besides the caudal vertebra ( part of tail) of Titanosaurus indicus , researchers have found bones of another species Titanosaurus blanfordi and other Triassic vertebrates which were all presumed missing.
Thus, it is not a thoracic or pelvic vertebra, and it is too morphologically complex to be a caudal vertebra. Based on these considerations, we interpret the Manasquan specimen to represent a mammalian cervical vertebra (CV).