"A genus of fishes, typical of the family Anomalopidæ: so called from the remarkable structure manifested by a glandular phosphorescent organ below the eye."-Whitney, 1902

Anomalops Palpebratus

"A genus of fishes, typical of the family Anomalopidæ: so called from the remarkable structure…

The head of the bald eagle.

Bald Eagle Head

The head of the bald eagle.

This leg of candelabrum base is an antique design that is found in Paestum, Italy. In this design the claw rests on a disc.

Leg of Candelabrum Base

This leg of candelabrum base is an antique design that is found in Paestum, Italy. In this design the…

A genus of kingfishers. Characterized by only having three developed toes.

Ceyx

A genus of kingfishers. Characterized by only having three developed toes.

A detailed drawing of a lion's retractile claw.

Claw

A detailed drawing of a lion's retractile claw.

An illustration of an eagle's claw.

Eagle Claw

An illustration of an eagle's claw.

In the U.S. the five-lined or blue-tailed skink is the common variety. This is a close-up of its claw.

Skink Claw

In the U.S. the five-lined or blue-tailed skink is the common variety. This is a close-up of its claw.

Foot of a bald eagle, well suited for grasping fish.

Foot of a Bald Eagle

Foot of a bald eagle, well suited for grasping fish.

Foot of a bald eagle, showing claws for seizing its prey.

Claw of a Bald Eagle

Foot of a bald eagle, showing claws for seizing its prey.

Foot of the Peregrine falcon, with talons for grasping prey.

Foot of a Peregrine Falcon

Foot of the Peregrine falcon, with talons for grasping prey.

This garment fastener features a hook mechanism which secures two pieces of cloth together.

Garment Fastener

This garment fastener features a hook mechanism which secures two pieces of cloth together.

"A finger-weeder." — Baily, 1898

Finger-weeder

"A finger-weeder." — Baily, 1898

The foot of a goat-sucker, with a distinctively longer middle toe, believed to be used for either grasping insects or combing its whiskers.

Foot of a Goat-Sucker

The foot of a goat-sucker, with a distinctively longer middle toe, believed to be used for either grasping…

Insect claw.

Insect

Insect claw.

An insect claw.

Insect Anatomy

An insect claw.

An insect claw.

Insect Claw

An insect claw.

A lion's right fore paw with the claws lifted and sheathed in the skin.

Lion's Claw

A lion's right fore paw with the claws lifted and sheathed in the skin.

"Bilaterally symmetrical bodies composed of a series of rings or segments, each of which bears a pair of jointed appendages, or limbs; a well developed and symmetrical nervous system of many connected ganglia. The lower arthropoda are the crustaceans, such as the lobster." — Hinman, 1888

Lobster

"Bilaterally symmetrical bodies composed of a series of rings or segments, each of which bears a pair…

Lobster claw.

Lobster

Lobster claw.

The foot of an osprey. "The talon on the outer toe is much larger than the inner one, and capable of being turned backwards. The undersurfaces of all the toes are very rough and covered with protuberances, which enable to get a good grip on fish." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Foot of an Osprey

The foot of an osprey. "The talon on the outer toe is much larger than the inner one, and capable of…

An ostrich claw.

Ostrich Claw

An ostrich claw.

"Comparison of the sixth prosomatic limb of a recent scorpion (B), of Palaeophonus (C), and of Limulus (A), showing their agreement in the number of segments; in the existence of a movable spine, Sp, at the distal border of the fifth segment; in the correspondence of the two claws at the free end of the limb of Scorpio with two spines similarly placed in Limulus; and, lastly, in the correspondence of the three talon-like spines carried on the distal margin of segment six of recent scorpions with the four larger but similarly situated spines of the leg of Limulus; s, groove dividing the ankylosed segments 4 and 5 of the Limulus leg into two." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Prosomatic Limb

"Comparison of the sixth prosomatic limb of a recent scorpion (B), of Palaeophonus (C), and of Limulus…

The foot of a tiger with a sheathed claw.

Sheathed Tiger Foot

The foot of a tiger with a sheathed claw.

"Generic details of a Myiadestes townsendi (Townsend's Flycatching Thrush); bill and foot nat. size, wing and tail 3/4ths."

Generic Details of a Thrush

"Generic details of a Myiadestes townsendi (Townsend's Flycatching Thrush); bill and foot nat. size,…

An instrument for describing ellipses, often called a trammel.

Elliipsograph Tool

An instrument for describing ellipses, often called a trammel.

The Roman table support Trapezophoron is a marble design of a lion head and claw.

Roman Table Support Trapezophoron

The Roman table support Trapezophoron is a marble design of a lion head and claw.

The Roman table support trapezophoron is a marble design of a Lynx head and claw.

Roman Table Support Trapezophoron

The Roman table support trapezophoron is a marble design of a Lynx head and claw.

The Roman table support trapezophoron is a marble design of a Lynx head and claw.

Roman Table Support Trapezophoron

The Roman table support trapezophoron is a marble design of a Lynx head and claw.

The Roman table support Trapezophoron is a marble design of a panther head and claw.

Roman Table Support Trapezophoron

The Roman table support Trapezophoron is a marble design of a panther head and claw.

The Roman table support Trapezophoron is a marble design of a panther head and claw.

Roman Table Support Trapezophoron

The Roman table support Trapezophoron is a marble design of a panther head and claw.

The Roman table support Trapezophoron is a marble design of a lion head and claw.

Roman Table Support Trapezophoron

The Roman table support Trapezophoron is a marble design of a lion head and claw.

An unsheathed foot of a tiger.

Unsheathed Tiger Foot

An unsheathed foot of a tiger.