The myology of the inferior extremity of the Malay Bear, Ursus malayanus



  • 1An account of the dissection of the musculature of the inferior extremity of Ursus malayanus is given.
  • 2Attention is drawn in particular to the presence in the foot of a layer of intermediate flexors, arising from the plantar aspect of the combined deep flexors and inserting into the intermediate phalanges.
  • 3The presence of muscles similar to these has been reported in the literature of the past, but they have not been accurately described or given the attention that is their due.
  • 4Muscles similar to these intermediate flexors have never been described as such in the literature relating to the anomalies of human myology, but slips of similar function and comparable attachments have been mentioned.