arboreal

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arboreal

1. of, relating to, or resembling a tree
2. living in or among trees

arboreal

[är′bȯr·ē·əl]
Also known as arboreous.
(botany)
Relating to or resembling a tree.
(zoology)
Living in trees.
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2014: Home range, activity patterns, arboreality, and day refuges of the Korean wood mouse Apodemus peninsulae (Thomas, 1907) in a temperate forest in Korea.
15) While australopithecine pelvises and limbs clearly indicate bipedality, particular features such as curved phalanges are interpreted as evidence for some arboreality, or alternatively, as evolutionary holdovers from arboreal ancestors.
Foraging site preferences and relative arboreality of small rodents in Florida.
However, this study suggests that vertical climbing and arboreality were not significant parts of their locomotor repertoire.
An engineering analysis of Archaeopteryx's reversed first toe (or 'hallux') seems to clinch the case for arboreality, for this fully opposable digit is ideally suited to grasping branches, and is present in all modern perching birds from warblers to ravens.