Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Grasp Leaping

Hypothesized form of locomotion of the ancestral prosimians in which the animal jumped from branch to branch, anchoring itself with its hindfoot. This behavior was selected for and led to the superior grasping abilities in the primate line. Aka grasp climbing and leaping: see quadrumanual locomotion.

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