The talus is medial to the calcaneus in the proximal row of tarsus. It is divided into:
Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
- A head (in carnivores) at the base of the bone, that articulates with the central tarsal bone.
- A neck (in carnivores) separating the the head from the body
- A body
- A trochlea, the proximal part of talus for articulation with tibia (and fibula carnivores). In ruminants, the trochlea is divided into a proximal and a distal trochlea