bipedal

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bipedal

[bī′ped·əl]
(biology)
Having two feet.
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Identification as theropod tracks is based on their functionally tridactyl nature, with a distinct hallux (not actually seen in these specimens), and full bipedality.
Two key paleontologic markers of this lineage are pelves compatible with bipedality and braincase size.
In clinical practice, we are familiar with the consequences of a trade-off between our supposed quadrupedal past and (relatively) recently acquired bipedality.
Acting synergistically, their power to transform humans may be unmatched by all but two former periods in human history--(1) the transition to bipedality and the beginning of brain expansion about five million years ago, and (2) the Axial Age, a period of spiritual enlightenment between about 800 and 200 B.
Bipedality also freed the hands of husbands for sculpture, dish-washing, pushing supermarket trolleys, signing cheques and gardening on Sundays.
Marzke MW, Longhill JM and Rasmussen SA (1988): Gluteus maximus muscle function and the origin of hominid bipedality.