from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Zoology Adapted to or specialized for climbing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Adapted or to specialise in climbing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of climbing; ; adapted for climbing.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Scansores. See Illust. under aves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Habitually climbing, as a bird; pertaining to climbing: as, scansorial actions or habits; fitted or serving for climbing: as, scansorial feet; the scansorial tail of a woodpecker. Also scandent.
- Belonging to the Scansores.
- n. A member of the Scansores; a zygodactyl.
- Pertaining to the scansorius.
- n. The scansorius.
Dimorphodon was a insectivorous flapper who may have been scansorial hat-tip to Mark Witton and his wonderful blog.
Nor have I discussed the little nyctitheres, a poorly known and long-mysterious Eocene-Oligocene group that appear to have been primitive, scansorial relatives of euarchontans.
In a future where all megafauna is extinct and where technologically advanced humans are highly skilled at genetic engineering, future people 500 years hence genetically create ungulate-like grassland people, cold-weather tundra people, scansorial forest and woodland people, and gilled, seal-like aquatic people (Dixon 1990).
The current data from theropods shows that quill-like integumentary structures were present in theropods before one lineage gave rise to scansorial proto-birds.
Judging by its limb bone morphology and the places where its remains are found, M. inexpectatus was a terrestrial form and it has even been suggested that it might have been scansorial: that is, able to climb trees.
Agamines are a really interesting group in terms of adaptation: we have scansorial, arenicolous and saxicolous species, the evolution of viviparity, and morphological transitions such as external ear loss.
He goes on to add: "The anterior limbs are decidedly fossorial, and the hinder suited for walking in a sub-plantigrade manner; both wholly unfitted for rapatory or scansorial purposes."
The next species is smaller and more vermiform, with acute compressed claws, a shorter tail, and no crest, and of more scansorial habits.
They belong to the scansorial order of birds; that is, they have two toes forward and two backward.
The toucan (Ramphastos) belongs to the genus of scansorial birds.
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