Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Arboreal Quadrupedalism

Walking on the horizontal surface of tree branches on all four limbs. Arboreal quadrupedal primates differ from terrestrial quadrupedal primates by having shorter limbs, by walking with flexed limbs, by having more grasping ability in the fore and hind paws, and by having longer tails used to balance on an uneven surface.

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