Brevipes is from brevis, short; pes, foot; so called because of its short stem.
The description of the foot in the diagnosis of the family is based on the pes of this species.
The pes is digitigrade or plantigrade, and has three, rarely four, digits.
All the limbs are plantigrade and pentedactylate, and the digits of the pes are clawed.
The metatarsals are ankylosed together, ...