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Mammoth tail bones

In zoology tail is the section at the rear of the animal´s body. Among many vertebrates, it is the extension of the spine located in the dorsal position in relation to the anus. In amniote tetrapods, the vertebrae of the tail are called caudal vertebrae.[1]


  1. Hickman Jr., Cleveland P.; Roberts, Larry S.; Keen, Susan L.; Larson, Allan; l'Anson, Helen; Eisenhour, David J (2008). Integrated Principles of Zoology (14th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill. p. 651. ISBN 978-0-07-297004-3.