monodactyl


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monodactyl

(mŏn′ə-dăk′təl) Zoology
adj. also monodactylous (-tə-ləs)
Having only one digit on each extremity.
n.
An animal having only one digit on each extremity.

mon′o·dac′ty·ly n.
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"The kangaroo became a monodactyl to be able to jump, while the horse was able to increase its agility and speed, making it easier to escape predators and go on long journeys," Anelli (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/07/new-dinosaur-brazil-balanced-single-toes/) said . 
Other dinosaurs also appear to have benefited from being monodactyl. The single large claws of the alvarezsaurian dinosaurs that lived in China, for instance, may have allowed them to rip their way into termite and ants nets quite easily
Pliohippus--An early ancestor of the modern horse; the first true monodactyl.