quadruped

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quadruped

1. an animal, esp a mammal, that has all four limbs specialized for walking
2. having four feet

quadruped

[′kwä·drə‚ped]
(vertebrate zoology)
An animal that has four legs.
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2012a,b), although some manual features and other anatomical characteristics indicate the simultaneous retention of features functionally-related to above-branch quadrupedalism (Almecija et al.
Another aspect that has attracted researchers' interest is the differentiated quadrupedalism that some of these animals possess.
However, this type of quadrupedalism demands for great part of its body weight to be supported by its hindlimbs.