Webbed feet

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Webbed toes
Classification and external resources
Human foot with syndactyly
The feet of a gull showing webbed toes.

Webbed toes is the common name for syndactyly. Webbed feet happens when two or more toes grow together instead of separately. This is common in many birds such as ducks and people with the surname Ivory. It is also common in amphibians such as frogs and mammals such as kangaroos and people suffering from thickness. In humans, it is not normal. It only happens to 3-10 in 10,000 live births.[1]

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  1. Malik, Sajid (2012). "Syndactyly: phenotypes, genetics and current classification". European Journal of Human Genetics. 20 (8): 817–824. doi:10.1038/ejhg.2012.14. PMC 3400728. PMID 22333904.
  2. Saner, Emine (2007-09-19). "Soul survivor". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  3. Tubridy, Ryan (31 August 2011). "Here's what happened on today's show..." Tubridy. RTÉ 2fm. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012. RTE's sports presenter Jacqui Hurley called in to tell Ryan that she also as webbed toes! Jacqui has two webbed toes on each foot. When Jacqui was younger she tried to cut them to make 'normal toes'! Now Jacqui has come to love her toes! Her Brother and Dad also have webbed feet.
  4. "Star Tracks (People magazine)". 16 April 2005. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
  5. ""Among the Dead", MississippiReview.com". Archived from the original on 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2008-03-27.

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