scansorial


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scansorial

[skan′sȯr·ē·əl]
(botany)
Adapted for climbing.
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Another example of variation in number of molars is found in the scansorial rat Leptomys arfakensis Musser, Helgen & Lunde, 2008, in which the holotype has only 2 molars per jaw whereas the single paratype has a third extremely tiny molar (Musser et al., 2008); this is a rare exception, because four other species of Leptomys, each known by several dozen specimens, all have three molars per quadrant.
In a large sample of 15,455 arboreal or scansorial mammals collected from owl pellets in Oregon, Forsman and Otto (2006) recorded 41 healed fractures of long bones, innominates, or clavicles (0.3%).
Thermal data collected by Perez (2005) from Phyllodactylus lepidopygus, a scansorial species from central Peru, which used trees and rocks as microhabitats, showed a similar body temperature with P.
Lindenmayer DB, Cunningham R, Tanton M and Nix H (1991) Aspects of the use of den trees by arboreal and scansorial marsupials inhabiting montane ash forests in Victoria.
Pinyon and brush deermice are scansorial and arboreal (Smart, 1978), and these adaptations provide other means to escape from understory fire.
More refined analyses based on interphotoreceptor-retinoid binding protein sequences (hereafter IRBP) retrieved a close relationship between Euneomys and the long-tailed, scansorial mouse Irenomys, endemic to the Nothofagus forests of southwestern South America (D'Elia et al., 2006; see also Fabre et al., 2012).
cursor Winge, 1887 are cursorial rodents and have diurnal behaviour (Emmons and Feer, 1997) while Oligoryzomys nigripes Olfers, 1818 is a scansorial rodent with nocturnal behaviour.
Didelphid marsupials are quadruped (Jenkins and McClearn, 1984), and predominantly arboreal or scansorial in their morphology (Cartmill, 1974; Szalay, 1994).
This empirical correlation between the P pattern of flexor tendon morphology and arboreality led us to analyze this character in the marsupial groups Didelphidae, Phalangeridae, and Dasyuridae, which include fully arboreal forms like Phalanger, Thylamys, Micoureus, and Caluromys; scansorial forms such as Didelphis and Myoictis; and strongly terrestrial forms like Metachirus and Monodelphis.
Although both genera overlap in the same microhabitat, competition is avoided since Trichomys is scansorial while Clyomys is fossorial (Lacher and Alho, 1989).