Talon (anatomy)
A claw is a curved, pointed appendage, found at the end of a toe or finger in most amniotes (mammals, reptiles, birds). However, the word "claw" is also often used in reference to an invertebrate. Somewhat similar fine hooked structures are found in arthropods such as beetles and spiders, at the end of the leg or tarsus for gripping a surface as the creature walks. Crabs', lobsters' and scorpions' pincers, or more formally, their "chelae", are sometimes called claws.
A claw is made of hard protein called keratin. Claws are used to catch and hold prey in carnivorous mammals such as cats and dogs, but may also be used for such purposes as digging, climbing trees, self-defense, and grooming, in those and other species.
Similar appendages that are flat and do not come to a sharp point are called nails instead. Claw-like projections that do not form at the end of digits, but spring from other parts of the foot are properly named spurs.
Claws of animals like tigers, lions, and bears were used in making items such as ornaments, pendants, and brooches. Tigers' and lions' claws are illegal to trade.[citation needed]

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Claw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the Bloc Party song, see Talons (song). For the ... For the sports team, see Tulsa Talons. .... "The anatomy and development of the claws of Xenopus laevis ...
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claw (anatomy) -- Encyclopedia Britannica
claw, also called Talon , narrow, arched structure that curves downward from the end of a digit in birds, reptiles, many mammals, and some amphibians.
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Outside My Window » Anatomy: Talons - WQED
May 7, 2010 ... How do raptors catch their food? With their talons. Talons are the claws on birds of prey and one of the two body parts that identify them as ...
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Eagle Talons - Annenberg Media
Like other birds of prey, eagles have very special feet, which are different from those of other animals. We call those special feet talons. What Makes Talons ...
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Raptor Anatomy: Ten Key Facts « LafeberVet.com
Jul 3, 2012 ... LafeberVet has focused on ten amazing and clinically significant facts about bird of prey anatomy. Raptor claws or talons are needle-sharp (Fig ...
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PLOS ONE: Predatory Functional Morphology in Raptors: Interdigital ...
Nov 25, 2009 ... Talon size variation among digits can be used to distinguish families of ...... Aves: Neornithes) based on comparative anatomy: I. – Methods and ...
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talon - Wiktionary
Etymology[edit]. From Old French talon (“heel, spur”). ... (When the concave part is at the top, it is called an inverted talon.) The shoulder of ... (anatomy, etc.) heel  ...
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Daily Kos: Talon News: Anatomy of a Kerry Smear, October Surprise
Feb 27, 2005 ... This is the final installment of the Anatomy of a Kerry Smear series. Part 1 covered Talon News 2004 campaign "articles" from June 16, 2003 ...
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Daily Kos: Talon News: Anatomy of a Kerry Smear Part 2
Feb 24, 2005 ... This is an ongoing diary series wherein we explore the topic, "was Jeff Gannon/ James Gucker's former employer, Talon News, a vehicle for the ...
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Talon cusp: a morphological dental anomaly.
Balcioğlu HA, Keklikoğlu N, Kökten G. Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. habalci@istanbul.edu.tr. Talon cusp is a ...
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3PhD Professor, Department of Anatomy, Federal University of Pernambuco ... Introduction: The talon cusp is defined as a developmental anomaly in which an ...
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Contents. 1 Anatomy; 2 Breeding and reproduction; 3 Behavior; 4 Adaptations for hunting. 4.1 Flight and feathers; 4.2 Vision; 4.3 Hearing; 4.4 Talons; 4.5 Beak ...
Division of Anatomy-Department of Surgery-University of Toronto
Division of Anatomy. Organized medicine in Upper Canada (subsequently the Province of Ontario) began in the year 1824 when Dr. Charles Duncombe and Dr .
Discipline of Anatomy and Histology- The University of Sydney
The Discipline of Anatomy and Histology is an internationally recognised and respected education and research institution. The Discipline offers a range of ...
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Nov 25, 2009 ... Affiliation: Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University, ... Talon size variation among digits can be used to distinguish families of ...... Aves: Neornithes ) based on comparative anatomy: I. – Methods and characters.
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Storratology, Schooi of Oentistty, University of Seville, Seviile, Spain,. ^Assooiate Professor, Dental Anatomy, Department of Morpiioiogical. Sciences. School of ...
[PDF]Occurrence of talon cusp on a geminated maxillary central incisor: a ...
woman presented at the university dental clinic, and intraoral examination ... anatomy, such as paddle-shaped incisors (5), which exhibit prominent lateral ...
First Records of Talon Cusps on Baboon Maxillary Incisors Argue for ...
Oct 31, 2013 ... The Anatomical Record. Early View (Online ... Institute for Human Evolution,University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. 4.
Talon cusps from two Early Archaic cemeteries in North America ...
As such, the geographical and temporal distribution of rare anatomical variants, ... Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287.
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Odontography, or a treatise on the comparative anatomy of ...
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Richard Owen, 1845
The anterior talon is continued from the internal cusp > the posterior talon consists of three tubercles. The antepenultimate tooth would seem to be the analogue of the first of the three true molars in the Tapir and ordinary Pachyderms, since it ...
Women's Strength Training Anatomy
Women's Strength Training Anatomy
Frederic Delavier, 2002
With information on strengthening and toning the legs, buttocks, abs, and back, Women's Strength Training Anatomy provides full-color, detailed anatomical illustrations of exercises for these hard-to-shape areas. What makes this book unique is that readers can see the muscles at work during each exercise, like an X ray of the body in motion.Ar...
Odontography, Or, a Treatise on the Comparative Anatomy of ...
Odontography, Or, a Treatise on the Comparative Anatomy of ...
Richard Owen, 1845
and thus' appear .to"alternate,' when 'worn -'down.\HI-'I'heIl*antettioi\ talon is continued from the internal cusp; the---podteriorltalen consists of three tubercles. ' I' ' - 1- " -' "1' »~Th'e antepenultimate tooth would seem to be the 'analogue of titre  ...
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
2009
A brain scientist's journey from a debilitating stroke to full recovery becomes an inspiring exploration of human consciousness and its possibilities On the morning of December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her ...
Woelfel's Dental Anatomy
Woelfel's Dental Anatomy
Rickne C. Scheid, 2012
FIGURE 11-18. Tuberculum intermedium (arrows). Mandibular first and second molars with extra, midlingual cusps called tuberculum intermedium. FIGURE 11- 19. Talon cusps. A. Lingual view of two maxillary central incisors with talon cusps.
The Anatomy of Prejudices
The Anatomy of Prejudices
Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, 1998
In this deeply thoughtful book, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl turns a critical lens on prejudice. Surveying the study of prejudice since World War II, Young-Bruehl suggests an approach that distinguishes between different types of prejudices, the people who hold them, the social and political settings that promote them, and the human needs they fulfill. S...
Anatomy of the Orchestra
Anatomy of the Orchestra
Norman Del Mar, 1983
The French and Italians share the word Talon ( = talone). The opposite end is universally known as the point (Fr., pointe; It., punto; as well as Ger., Spitze — the direct translation), although 'at the end of the bow' (fr., au bout de I'archet) does ...
Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles & Other Winged Beasts
Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles & Other Winged Beasts
Ken Gerhard, 2013
Ken Gerhard (San Antonio, TX) is a world-famous cryptozoologist. He has investigated reports of mysterious beasts around the world, appeared on many TV programs, including Monster Quest and Legend Hunters, wrote Big Bird: Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters, and co-authored Monsters of Texas. He lectures across the United States.
Mammalian anatomy; a preparation for human and comparative ...
Mammalian anatomy; a preparation for human and comparative ...
Horace Jayne, 1898
The cutting blade consisted of a single protocone with convex sloping outer surface, and a small posterior cusp which turned outward behind to form a small talon. The fangs were fused into a small conical mass. In this specimen the molar was ...
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Talon (anatomy)
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Outside My Window » Anatomy: Talons
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Anatomy Monday: Lateral Fossa / Incisive Fossa / Canine Fossa | Dr. G's Toothpix
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Artist You Should Know: Tyrone Wells | The Talon Times
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