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mx id: 617 | OBO id: HAO:0000820 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000820
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
The anatomical cluster that is apical to the telotarsus and composed of the empodium, auxilia, planta, pulvillum, unguis, unguitractor plate, auxiliar sclerite and manubrium.
written by: Bertone, M. A. 2009. HAO Curator..

Relationships / properties:
The pretarsus is a anatomical cluster.
The pretarsus is part of the tarsus.

Macroxyela ferruginea Say, 1824
Opius dissitus Muesebeck
Opius dissitus Muesebeck
Opius dissitus Muesebeck

Label usage (sensu)
pretarsus by Deans, A. R. 2009. HAO curator..
pretarsus by Karlsson, D., and F. Ronquist. 2012. Skeletal Morphology of Opius dissitus and Biosteres carbonarius, with a Discussion of Terminology and Morphological Variation in Opiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). PLoS ONE 7:1-38.
Comments and tags
alternative definition added over 14 years ago by Istvan Miko
Composite structure consisting of the tarsal claws and arolium, which is attached to the apex of the last or apical tarsal segment; the pretarsus is not counted as a tarsal segment although can be mistaken for one when large.
  Reference: Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added over 15 years ago by Istvan Miko
The apical segment of a leg, bearing the claws and associated structures (see also arolium).
  Reference: Goulet, H., and J. T. Huber. 1993. Hymenoptera of the World: An Identification Guide to Families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada Publication 1894/E., Ottawa, ON 668 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added almost 18 years ago by Andy Deans
the terminal parts of the leg distal to the tarsus, including median remnants of the dactylopodite, and the lateral claws, or ungues; in most larvae a simple clawlike segment
  Reference: Snodgrass, R. E. 1935. Principles of insect morphology. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York & London 667 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.

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