positional behavior

positional behavior

[pəzish′ənəl]
the orientation of the body regions to claim a quantum of space. Positional behavior involves four body regions: head and neck, upper torso, pelvis and thighs, and lower legs and feet.
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The theme of this year's volume is human-animal interaction and human exceptionalism, with six essays on such aspects as humans and animals in northern regions, primate positional behavior development and evolution, and the monkeying of the Americas: primate biogeography in the Neotropics.