bipedality


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bipedality

The ability to walk on 2 feet, which is regarded as a defining characteristic of early homonids.
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torquatus during bipedality and other lizards such as Basiliscus, Anolis, Varanus, Uranoscodon, Dipsosaurus and Callisaurus (see Barbour, 1943; Snyder, 1967; Howland et al.
Although we were not able to elucidate questions regarding the origin of bipedality in lizards, this study substantially contributes to the field of biomechanics by establishing for the first time a parallel between bipedalism of the Central American, European and North American species and those from Brazil.
In addition, one species, Oligoryzomys longicaudatus, with longer hind legs in proportion to its body size than other Chilean rodents, has a certain degree of bipedality (Mann 1978).
If bipedality confers lower vulnerability to predation, predation risk should affect quadrupedal species more than bipedal species for a given body size.
Let's consider bipedality, then, to see what makes human bipedality different from other types.
To the instructor only--Examples include: bipedality, opposable thumbs, abstract thought, art, music and literature, complex brains, long childhoods, committing suicide, and possessing complex interconnections in our brains.
Some paleontologists argue against bipedality by maintaining that pterosaur pelvises would cause the hind legs to stick out, forcing the animal to sprawl on all fours.
15) While australopithecine pelvises and limbs clearly indicate bipedality, particular features such as curved phalanges are interpreted as evidence for some arboreality, or alternatively, as evolutionary holdovers from arboreal ancestors.