caudal ramus
pl. rami (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
One of paired appendages, usually rodlike or bladelike, sometimes filamentous and multiarticular just anterior to the anal segment or telson; caudal filaments; caudal style; cercus; cercopod; furcal ramus; stylet.

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  • caudal ramus — One of paired appendages constituting caudal furca, usually rodlike or bladelike, sometimes filamentous and multiarticular. (Syn. caudal filament, caudal style, cercus, cercopod, furcal ramus, stylet) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Single appendage of… …   Crustacea glossary

  • Caudal ramus — The caudal ramus (caudal rami) is a characteristic feature of primitive Crustaceans. Located on the anal somite (telson segment), the caudal ramus s a pair of appendage like or spine like protrusions. Specific structures which are rod or blade… …   Wikipedia

  • caudal furca — Pair of caudal rami [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Paired caudal rami of terminal abdominal segment or telson. (Syn. furca) [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Cladocera): Caudal ramus [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Order Notostraca): Caudal ramus [Stachowitsch,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • ramus — A branch of an appendage, e.g. the exopod or endopod. (Pl. rami) [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997]. A branch of an appendage. (Pl. rami) [Wilson, 1989]. Branch of appendage or other structure (e.g., flagellum) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Branch of limb… …   Crustacea glossary

  • caudal style — See: caudal ramus [Martin, 2005]. See: caudal ramus [McLaughlin, 1980] …   Crustacea glossary

  • caudal filaments — (ARTHROPODA) 1. Thread like processes at the posterior end of the abdomen; see cercus. 2. For Crustacea see caudal ramus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • caudal style — see caudal ramus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • caudal filament — See: caudal ramus [Martin, 2005] …   Crustacea glossary

  • furcal ramus — Branch of caudal furca [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. See: caudal ramus [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Anostraca): Caudal ramus [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • furcal ramus — see caudal ramus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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