Osteological Study on the Digits of Forelimb in Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus indicus)

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  • P.J. Kapadnis College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Mhow Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, (M.P.)

Keywords:

Digit, Elephant, Forelimb, Phalanges

Abstract

The present study was conducted on the phalanges of fore limb in Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus). Five fully developed digits I, II, III, IV and V were recorded in each limb. Digits II, III, IV and V were comprised of three phalanges, while digit-I was comprised of two phalanges only. The 1st phalanx of 1st, 2nd and 4th digits were near about same as the 1st phalanx of 3rd digit. The middle phalanx of 3rd and 4th digits was bigger in size than the same phalanx of 2nd and 5th digits, while the 2nd phalanx of 1st digit was smallest. The third phalanx of each digits were large size nodular shaped, having an articular area separated by a ridge on the proximal part.

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Author Biography

P.J. Kapadnis, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Mhow Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, (M.P.)

Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Histology

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Published

2022-01-25

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Kapadnis, P. (2022). Osteological Study on the Digits of Forelimb in Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus indicus). Indian Journal of Veterinary Anatomy, 33(2). Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJVA/article/view/120495

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