Fore feet with the functional toes reduced to two, the second and third, of equal length, with closely united metacarpals and short, sharp, slightly curved, compressed claws.
- The three fingers and their metacarpals remain separate, each with a claw.
Of wrist-bones only two remain in the adult bird; the original distal carpals coalesce with the proximal end of the metacarpals.
The Saururae have the metacarpals well developed and not ancylosed, and the caudal vertebrae are numerous and large, so that.
The middle metacarpals and metatarsals generally confluent, the outer ones (second and fifth) slender but complete, i.e.