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cursorial

[kər′sȯr·ē·əl]
(vertebrate zoology)
Adapted for running.
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The aim of this study is to establish if cursorial birds have hindlimbs similar to the hindlimbs of primitive theropod dinosaurs compared to other groups of cursorial animals, in order to identify kinematic analogs of the limbs of these extinct animals.
El gremio mas abundante fue el de las cazadoras cursoriales. Aun siendo un inventario rapido de la diversidad de aranas, la informacion obtenida aqui es un aporte significativo a nuestro conocimiento de como esta nueva tendencia economica en silvicultura afecta los ambientes nativos.
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?
Similarly, among cursorial spiders, female drag-line silk provides
They found out that most caviomorph species are cursorial, and pacing is disadvantageous for most species, which are short-legged, but advantageous for long-legged ones, like Dolichotis.
Rainfall, especially under arid conditions, directly impacts growth of annual ephemerals (Mian, 1985) ensuring food energy and shelter for animal species, including francolins which are predominantly herbivores (Khan and Mian, 2011) and cursorial depending upon vegetative cover for their defense against predators (Ali and Ripley, 1969; Roberts, 1991).
On the contrary Duffey (1962) gave the conclusive remarks based on his results that of the total Saltisids composed of 43% araneid fauna which consisted of cursorial species and cursorial spiders.
A microcomputer-based timer and data acquisition device for measuring sprint speed and acceleration in cursorial animals.
Lockley and Hunt (1995) doubt the validity of Lacertipus, suggesting that this track can be explained as a cursorial version of Brasilichnium (a mammal-like reptile track).
The traps were placed in the soil under the black plastic mulch in one of the 2 center rows of each treatment plot to capture cursorial soil arthropods and soil dwellers (Southwood 1966).
This study stems from an earlier assessment of cursorial spiders at the Dalquest Research Site (Broussard & Horner 2006).