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cursorial

adapted for running, as is, for example, the skeleton of many birds.
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The current conclusions about the different potentials of locomotion of some extinct animals have been made using different approaches, such as the study of cursorial birds as functional analogues (Gatesy, 1991; Paul; Carrano, 1999; Hutchinson et al., 2006; Hutchinson & Gatesy; Grossi & Canals), the fossilized tracks of primitive theropods during their marches that have been preserved in the ground (Alexander, 1976, 1989a,b; Hutchinson & Gatesy), and the use of computational biomechanical models (Sellers & Paul, 2005; Hutchinson & Gatesy; Hutchinson et al., 2007; Sellers & Manning).
As wild dog are generally cursorial hunting carnivores, we believe that 200 m from a boundary is sufficient to determine prey mass differences and further reduces the influence of GPS error and detection biases.
Species composition, distribution of cursorial spiders and their abundance, diversity and habitat in wheat.
In 1964 Wharton trained Proper Pride, who landed the Ebor, Cursorial, the Park Hill Stakes winner, and Night Off, who was a maiden until proving herself the champion two-year-old filly with a 20-1 victory in the Cheveley Park Stakes.
[7] Ghafoor, A., Taxonomic and some ecological studies of the cursorial spiders of cotton fields at Faisalabad, Pakistan".
Differences in patterns of recovery among focal taxa appear to reflect differences in their vagilities (i.e., beetles are winged, whereas all other focal taxa are primarily cursorial).
As opposed to coyotes, which are primarily cursorial (Christiansen, 2002), bobcats, like other noncursorial felids, tend to hunt in areas with closed vegetation and edge areas (Laundre et al., 2002; Hopcraft et al., 2005; Holmes and Laundre, 2006; Hansen, 2007; Laundre et al., 2009).
Fostowicz-Frelik, "The hind limb skeleton and cursorial adaptations of the Plio-Pleistocene rabbit (Hypolagus beremendensis)" Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, vol.
Rainfall, especially under arid conditions, directly controls sprouting of ephemerals (Walker, 1963; Mian, 1985) ensuring food, for predominantly herbivore (Faruqi et al., 1960; Khan and Mian, 2011, 2012a), and shelter for cursorial (Ali and Ripley, 1969; Roberts, 1991; Khan 2010) francolins, which explains significant positive correlation between precipitation and population densities of grey and black francolins.
Even though the majority of spiders are web builders [23], the most striking examples of ant associations can be found in cursorial spiders.