The Tetrapodium



Did you know that by examining the skeleton of a tetrapod or four-legged animal, you can deduce a lot about its species, and even its ancestors?



Welcome to the Tetrapodium... an ideal introduction to the four-legged animal world (from the Ancient Greek "tetra," meaning 'four,' and "pous/podos," meaning 'foot')!

More than 26,000 species of quadrupeds have conquered most of the habitats on Earth. They fly, swim, walk, climb, crawl... Observe their skeletons and discover their similarities and unique features... all the same, or are they all different?