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scansorial

of or pertaining to climbing.
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Although both genera overlap in the same microhabitat, competition is avoided since Trichomys is scansorial while Clyomys is fossorial (Lacher and Alho, 1989).
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.
Our descriptions are based on the scansorial didelphid Didelphis albiventris, which is subsequently compared with the other aforementioned taxa.
Pitfall traps may capture scansorial species, such as Micoureus demerarae, Marmosops noctivagus, Oecomys sp.
Although both species overlap in the same microhabitat, competition is avoided since Trichomys is scansorial while Clyomys is fossorial.
Finally, transects with traps set both in the floor and overlaying structure were used to assess scansorial activity.
Some individuals showed a remarkable scansorial ability that should be considered in future studies about population dynamics.
Pearson and Pearson (1982) found that the Patagonian forest small mammal fauna consisted of six "forest endemic" and three "wide-ranging" species also found in the steppe, with more semi-fossorial, terrestrial, and scansorial small mammal species than Panamanian forests.