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cursorial

adapted for running, as is, for example, the skeleton of many birds.

cursorial

adapted for running; said of certain birds and bones.
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undulatus belli is reputedly terrestrial and cursorial, S.
undulatus consobrinus being cursorial and terrestrial, S.
We tested whether spider assemblages used cursorial or ballooning as a main method for dispersal within these habitat types.
We had three levels of this treatment: no holes (to prevent cursorial dispersal but allow ballooning spiders), holes (triangles with 5 cm sides were cut at ground level to allow for cursorial dispersal in addition to ballooning; six of these were cut, meaning about 18% of the perimeter was open to cursorial spiders), and control (no enclosures).
In common with other cursorial spider groups, the literature on prey of Oxyopidae is scarce.
5%), as is usual with cursorial spiders (Nyffeler & Breene 1990) and lynx spiders in particular (Nyffeler et al.
In contrast, only two opilionids were found among about 1500 prey organisms taken from various species of cursorial spiders frequenting other microhabitats (bare ground, herbaceous vegetation, ground litter, bark of trees, stone walls etc.
loeffleri captured mainly cursorial spiders, several individuals of the family Theridiidae most of which are typical web builders were also eaten.
The goal of this study was to relate the activity profile of males and females of a cursorial wolf spider, Venatrix lapidosa (McKay 1974), to gender specific differences in the morphology of their locomotory organs.
Similar low activity occurs in other cursorial spiders inhabiting terrestrial-aquatic ecotones (Framenau et al.
For example, the upright, cursorial habit of wolf spiders differs fundamently from the usually supine, sedentary habit of spitting spiders, and the consequent disparity in morphology need not be directly related to differences in predatory techniques.
Simpson (1995) found that fecundity (clutch size) is a function of the female body size in spiders and the data on Zodarion species from Israel fit his model for cursorial spiders very well.