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Antonyms for cursorial

(of limbs and feet) adapted for running


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With the same argument, the relationship between the sum of the tibiotarsus and the tarsometatarsus with respect to the femur is also used to determine how well a cursorial bird is adapted to perform long distance movements (Garland Jr.
Achilles' heel of sociality revealed by energetic poverty trap in cursorial hunters.--Am.
cursor Winge, 1887 are cursorial rodents and have diurnal behaviour (Emmons and Feer, 1997) while Oligoryzomys nigripes Olfers, 1818 is a scansorial rodent with nocturnal behaviour.
The green lynx spider (Peucetia viridans) is a cursorial hunting spider, foraging by day and night on a wide variety of prey commonly living on wild flowers, grasses, low shrubs or weeds (Brady, 1964; Nyffeler et al.
A comparison of cursorial spider communities along a successional gradient.
2002), guild composition too was very similar between environments, with cursorial hunters predominating.
Two types of nocturnal predator have stood out from the rest: the cursorial (running) spiders, mainly Hibana futilis, and the Asian cockroach, Blattella asahinai.
These substrate utilization strategies are not equivalent to and should not be confused with the more restricted locomotor characteristics: natatorial, fossorial, cursorial, scansorial, and volant.
Presumably, Archaeopteryx's proto-wings were adaptations, but were they adaptations for increasing the speed with which an earth-bound Archaeopteryx pursued its quarry, as the so-called 'cursorial' hypothesis has it, or for slowing the rate with which a tree-dwelling Archaeopteryx descended to the ground, as the 'arboreal' hypothesis has it?
cursorial spider associations in three western Michigan communities.
The study included a cursorial form, Bambiraptor (North America), and a newly reported arboreal form, Microraptor (Asia).
Sosippus is the only genus of wolf spiders (Lycosidae) in North America that construct prey-capture webs; other genera are cursorial hunters.
Consequently, we sampled the invertebrate fauna using pitfall traps, a technique extensively used to assess the relative abundance of cursorial, surface-dwelling invertebrates (Southwood 1992).