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Antonyms for fossorial

(of limbs and feet) adapted for digging


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Banded mongooses are social, fossorial, viverids that feed on invertebrates and small mammals including subterranean species (1).
Pocket gophers are fossorial rodents that spend almost their entire life in solitary burrows, exclusive of short durations during the breeding season and while the offspring are nursing (Chase et al.
The snakes identified here to the specific level have been reported previously from other Oligocene deposits in central North America and Canada (Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Texas; 3), and are typical of the small, probably secretive or fossorial boids common in the intercontinental region of North America during this time period (3).
Acrocerid flies show a preference for wandering, fossorial, and web-building spiders that live close to the ground and wander in adjacent vegetation (Cady et al.
Cuckoo wasps" (Chrysididae) are very common parasitoids or kleptoparasites of many fossorial Hymenoptera.
carolinensis are small, highly fossorial, and feed predominately on ants, termites, and beetles.
These salamanders utilize terrestrial, aquatic, and fossorial habitats.
Vertebrae joints that resist twisting also suggest a digging, or fossorial, lifestyle.
Few elongate, fossorial vertebrates have been examined for their mechanics of burrowing.
Its scarcity, combined with nocturnal and largely fossorial habits, have made it a difficult species to study in the field.
At about the same time (Oligocene), a group of North American beavers with short tails and flattened incisors (Palaeocastorinae) radiated into upland terrestrial fossorial niches.
Mole and sand skinks, scrub lizards, and many fossorial (digging) insects have adapted to life on the shifting sands.
A laboratory investigation of fossorial behavior in Kirtland's snake, Clonophis kirtlandii (Kennicott) (Serpentes: Colubridae), with some comments on management of the species.
Conservation status: none; a common fossorial species.