raptorial


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raptorial

[rap′tȯr·ē·əl]
(zoology)
Living on prey.
Adapted for snatching or seizing prey, as birds of prey.
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The benefits are illustrated in two papers reporting the generally demanding census of raptorial birds.
Raptorial species, such as accipiters, use powered flight for migration and must hunt regularly while on migration (Ydenberg et al.
Observations on raptorial birds in the Lava Beds-Tule Lake region of northern California.
These spiders have two large, raptorial anterior pairs of legs and two much smaller posterior pairs.
Disproportionate reproduction by a minority of breeding adults has also been reported for other raptorial and non-raptorial birds (e.
Nor does it resemble the more robust Laniatores in which leg 4 is often enlarged and spiny (although not, for example, in oncopodids) and in which prominent, raptorial pedipalps would be expected.
199 ppm; however, because reference ranges for selenium levels in raptorial species have not been established, the significance of this value was unknown.
39-41) The aortic outflow velocity has also been investigated, and reference ranges have been provided for several psittacine birds and raptorial species.
Our data suggest the frequency of injuries in raptorial species is relatively high.