An animal that uses two legs for walking.
- The open savannas where the earliest bipeds evolved were hot, with little shade, and the effect of the sun would have been severe.
- It's possible, for example, that early hominids living as bipeds in patchy forests became easier targets for leopards and other predators.
- In an upright biped, like humans and Australopithecines, the head is balanced on top of the spine, whereas in the quadruped like a chimpanzee the head is slung from the front of the spine.
Using two legs for walking.
- Imagine the primordial fear a competing biped species produces.
- The ultimate aim of the human evolution is to become ' human ' instead of a well dressed and well armed biped animal.
- They add that these evolutionary fixes do not ward off an array of problems that arise from our biped stance.
Mid 17th century (earlier (early 17th century) as bipedal): from Latin bipes, biped- (from bi- 'having two' + pes, ped- 'foot').
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