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  • n. adaptation to living on the ground (rather than in the trees or seas)


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  • Anyway, this phylogenetic data indicates that the ancestors of ground hornbills were woodland or forest birds, and that the unusual behavioural characters of ground hornbills – the carnivory, the terrestriality, the striding gait (other hornbills hop when on the ground), the savannah habitat – are derived novelties.

    Bucorvids: post-Cretaceous maniraptorans on the savannah

  • True terrestriality requires an obligate physiological commitment to life on land.

    What is a terrestrial animal?

  • Independent evolution of terrestriality in Atlantic truncatellid gastropods.

    A thesis on Truncatella

  • These snails appear to have evolved terrestriality relatively recently on the geologic time scale.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • I suspect that such traits were crucial preadaptations for the evolution of true terrestriality in gastropods.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Life at seashores, rocky or not, provide important clues to the evolution of terrestriality among gastropods.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Had the littorinids' ancestors evolved a way to modify the veliger larva and at the same time evolved some sort of protective egg, they would have paved the way towards full terrestriality.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • Just why celestiality, or that of it which, too, is only of Intermediateness should not be quite as amusing as terrestriality is beyond our reasoning powers, which we have agreed are not ordinary.

    The Book of the Damned


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