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Re: New name for Syntarsus

No, beetles don't have "tarsi" (read: ankles) as vertebrates do, but the
distal-most segments of insects' limbs are called tarsi, and the distal-most
segments of tarsi are called pre-tarsi.  Generally, I believe there are five
tarsi, but I could be wrong.  Thus, the beetle can indeed have a fused

-Demetrios Vital