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cursorial

[kər′sȯr·ē·əl]
(vertebrate zoology)
Adapted for running.
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Cursorial spiders consume significant numbers of moth eggs in row crop foliage.
Cursorial is an interesting word made more interesting now that we know its root Cursorial is a zoological term meaning having legs or structural parts adapted for - adapted for what, do you think?
A cursorial foraging mode would, we argue, be more likely to attract the attention of visually hunting predators (e.
This study stems from an earlier assessment of cursorial spiders at the Dalquest Research Site (Broussard & Horner 2006).
He bought the gelding's grand-dam Roller Bird, who was a well-bred Holliday mare by Ribocco out of Park Hill Stakes winner Cursorial.
For example, fox squirrels have larger home ranges (Flyger and Gates, 1982), are more cursorial (Dueser et al.
The premise of the book, which is laid out in the first chapter, is that deer species exist along several continua: from saltorial to cursorial locomotion, from concentrate feeders to grazers, from territorial defense to "selfish" herds, and from ancestral to hypermorph to paedomorph body types.
The next most abundant species were cursorial spiders in the families Clubionidae and Gnaphosidae, representing 9% and 7% of the total spider catch from Control plots, respectively.
Duffey, (1962) demonstrated that the Lycosids accounted for 43% of the cursorial species and 55 percent of the cursorial spiders.
Hoopoe lark (Alaemon alaudipes) is a passerine and cursorial bird; it can run very fast with the help of long legs and always reluctant to fly even when disturbed.
Most oryzomyines are predominantly cursorial, but some species display marked arboreal (e.
It is a cursorial hunter that forages on prey commonly found on plants (Arango et al.