Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of plantigrade.

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Examples

  • In Catalonia, the story of the last plantigrades is a story straight out of Vaudeville.

    Hell in the Pyrenees

  • In 1932, Slovakia had 20 plantigrades (animals that walk on the whole sole of their feet such as bears); in the 1960s there were more than 300 and in the 1990s there were 700.

    Hell in the Pyrenees

  • Happily for Gideon Spilett, the animal in question did not belong to the redoubtable family of the plantigrades.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Happily for Gideon Spilett, the animal in question did not belong to the redoubtable family of the plantigrades.

    The Mysterious Island

  • The distinction is greater between the families of _Digitigrades_, the cat and dog, than between the _Plantigrades_ and _Sub-plantigrades_, and therefore I propose to adopt the following arrangement: --

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • What shouts arose when plantigrades or felines capered along the line with intentions that certainly seemed suspicious!

    The Adventures of a Special Correspondent

  • At the other end of the table, close to where the food came from -- and where the people got served first -- was the German passenger, a man strongly built and with a ruddy face, fair hair, reddish beard, clumsy hands, and a very long nose which reminded one of the proboscidean feature of the plantigrades.

    The Adventures of a Special Correspondent

  • I cannot here enter on the copious details which I have collected on this curious subject; but to show how singular the laws are which determine the reproduction of animals under confinement, I may just mention that carnivorous animals, even from the tropics, breed in this country pretty freely under confinement, with the exception of the plantigrades or bear family; whereas, carnivorous birds, with the rarest exceptions, hardly ever lay fertile eggs.

    On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

  • I cannot here enter on the copious details which I have collected on this curious subject; but to show how singular the laws are which determine the reproduction of animals under confinement, I may just mention that carnivorous animals, even from the tropics, breed in this country pretty freely under confinement, with the exception of the plantigrades or bear family; whereas, carnivorous birds, with the rarest exceptions, hardly ever lay fertile eggs.

    On the Origin of Species~ Chapter 01 (historical)

  • I have collected on {9} this curious subject; but to show how singular the laws are which determine the reproduction of animals under confinement, I may just mention that carnivorous animals, even from the tropics, breed in this country pretty freely under confinement, with the exception of the plantigrades or bear family; whereas carnivorous birds, with the rarest exceptions, hardly ever lay fertile eggs.

    On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. (2nd edition)

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