from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as hexapodous.
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Like, say, hexapodal vertebrates liberating the forelimbs to grow hands and becoming centauroids, as on Woden.
The idea in the movie is that Pandora includes a lineage of primate-like animals whose evolution has closely paralleled primate evolution on Earth: early on in the movie, we see the hexapodal, aboreal Prolemuris.
The Thanator - a large hexapodal terrestrial predator - was pretty cool in my opinion, though I can kind of agree with those who think that it was too much like an 'alien big cat'.
So do these hexapodal 'bots, but they've got six legs to work with.