Definition of saltatorial in English:


Syllabification: sal·ta·to·ri·al
Pronunciation: /ˌsaltəˈtôrēəl, ˌsôl-


chiefly Entomology
  • (Especially of grasshoppers or their limbs) adapted for leaping.
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    • Pocket mice are smaller, and while they are saltatorial, their hind limbs are not as modified as those of kangaroo rats and their locomotion is primarily quadrupedal.
    • Rabbits don't qualify as saltatorial because they don't really hop. ... To really be saltatorial, a mammal would need to be bipedal.
    • Saltatorial running, due to the high lifting of the body with each jump, is a very costly form of running. Consequently, saltors tire quickly.

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