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Synonyms for raptorial

living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

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It grasps onto vegetation using its hindlimbs, which leaves its raptorial forelimbs available to seize passing prey (personal observation in a laboratory setting).
Turner, Chiappe and colleagues show evidence that Changyuraptor belongs within a specific group of four-winged raptorial dinosaurs called the microraptorines.
This genus is independently known through an empirically based division of bird lifestyle into raptorial and nonraptorial.
Abstract: Behavioral ecology of red-tailed hawks, rough-legged hawks, harriers, Kestrels, and other raptorial birds wintering in south central Ohio.
He and his fellow researchers published their findings in Nature under the title "The giant bite of a new raptorial sperm whale from the Miocene epoch of Peru.
Strong raptorial legs are used in capturing prey, which is stabbed with a piercing proboscis.
The spines on the raptorial forelimbs are long and needlelike, compared to the fine comb appearance of species such as Hymenopus coronatus, the orchid mantis.
The raptorial forelegs of members of this genus are used to capture small arthropods (Clausen 1977).
Also, the known locations for the species are inside a sanctuary for raptorial birds, the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.
God's intelligence is a hunting bird's, as airborn as it is unknowable, as raptorial as it is heraldic.