- Comparative Anatomy
when an animal assumes a form of bipedalism on a temporary basis in order to perform a particular action.
the ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment.
a cumulative measurement of an individual, meaning the relative number of fertile offspring produced per unit of time. The individual in a population with the most surviving fertile offspring has a relative fitness of 1.0; individuals with no offspring have a fitness of zero. Fitness scores of other individuals are the ratio of the number of their surviving fertile offspring to the maximum number from any individual.
the movement that results in the angle between skeletal elements getting smaller. Different muscles act to flex or extend different skeletal elements. See also extension.
a dietary category that describes animals that specialize in eating primarily foliage, such as leaves.
the anatomical position of the skull for bipeds; a plane defined by the most inferior points on the anterior margins of the orbit and the middle points of the upper part of the external auditory meatus (porion); also called the Plane of Virchow.
a dietary category that describes animals that specialize in eating primarily fruit.
the study of the relationship between an organism's lifestyle and its anatomy.
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