Femur

The femur (pl. femurs or femora), or thigh bone, is the most proximal (closest to the center of the body) bone of the leg in tetrapod vertebrates capable of walking or jumping, such as most land mammals, birds, many reptiles such as lizards, and amphibians such as frogs. In vertebrates with four legs such as dogs and horses, the femur is found only in the rear legs. The femur is the largest bone in the human body. The head of the femur articulates with the acetabulum. By most measures the femur is one of the strongest bones in the body.

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Majoria - Description
... all of which are missing the facial bones, complete long bones such as the femur and humerus (upper arm bone), and other bones, but some elements are still unknown, including ... Based on the area of a femur cross-section, MacPhee calculated estimates of body mass ... from armadillos and pangolins, was 6 kilograms (13 lb) for the smallest femur he had (referable to P ...
Split Femur Recordings
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Typothorax - Paleobiology
... This is evident by a straight femur, an anteriorly directed pes (foot), and the projection of the lateral surface of the illium over the femur ... Because the length of the femur is almost equal to that of the tibia and fibula (lower leg) and astragalus and calcaneum (ankle), Typothorax was probably slow-m ...
Xiaosaurus
... tooth, two cervical vertebrae, four caudal vertebrae, a humerus, a partial left femur and a complete right hindlimb ... The paratype IVPP V6730B is a second partial skeleton including a right femur, a dorsal vertebra, two sacral vertebrae, a phalanx, a rib and two teeth ... The femur is 11 centimetres (4.3 in) long ...
Femur - Additional Images
... Knee diagram Upper extremity of right femur viewed from behind and above Right femur ... Anterior surface Right femur ... - posterior view Inferior epiphysis - posterior view Femur ...