fossorial


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fossorial

adjective Referring to an animal that digs or burrows (e.g., naked mole rats, badgers).

fossorial

pertaining to an organism adapted for digging.
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Tunnel-construction methods and foraging path of a fossorial herbivore, Geomys bursarius.
Secondly, climbing requires certain morphological adaptations that are usually incompatible with a fossorial way of life.
Reproductive success in the Great Plains was positively associated with density of fossorial rodents (black-tailed prairie dogs; Desmond et al.
Although eastern moles feed primarily on invertebrates (Whitaker & Schmeltz 1974; Mumford & Whitaker 1982), cicadas were not common in their diet, likely due to the fossorial habits of moles.
The highly fossorial habits of adult mole salamanders (Ambystoma talpoideum) have made them difficult to study.
They are nocturnal, fossorial animals with external cheek pouches used to carry food.
sila is likely the result, at least in part, of the much higher vagility of leopard lizards compared to the slow-moving fossorial legless lizard.
Only Plethodon cinereus density data will be reported since other salamander species found are primarily fossorial species; consequently our collection could not accurately reflect their densities.
It is also possible that these fossorial animals that orient themselves by non-visual senses are not lured in by bait.