What is a claw?

What is a claw?

A claw is the curved, pointed endpart of a toe or finger, that is made from hard protein called keratin. Most amniotes (mammals, reptiles, and birds) have claws.

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

Iguana

Iguana claw

Black Vulture

Black Vulture claw

Dog

Dog claw

Tortoise

Tortoise claw

Malaysian Sun Bear

Malaysian Sun Bear claw

Emu feet

Emu claw

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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