semiarboreal

semiarboreal

(ˌsɛmɪɑːˈbɔːrɪəl)
adj
(Zoology) (of animals) spending half or some of their life in trees
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Its large toes protruded laterally as do those of the semiarboreal peoples of Borneo, the Philippines and other remote regions where low types still persist.
For another semiarboreal species, Reithrodontomys fulvescens, we found a significantly lower proportion of animals (<49% of individuals) used both levels (Fisher's exact test, P = 0.
The golden mouse and the white-footed mouse have similar body masses, nest site preferences, food preferences, periods of activity, home-range sizes; and both species are semiarboreal (Goodpaster and Hoffmeister, 1954; Linzey, 1968; Linzey and Packard, 1977; Lackey, 1985; Barrett and Feldhamer, 2008).
White-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) are semiarboreal, nocturnal, North American rodents that readily occupy wooden nestboxes in the northeastern part of their geographic range.
Some are more or less aquatic (the Nile monitor [Varanus niloticus], for instance), although they are generally semiarboreal opportunists that take on any vertebrate they feel they can beat.
The title "Sylvilagus nuttallii: a semiarboreal lagomorph" published in the Journal of Mammalogy is a good example.
Thus, its correct substrate utilization strategy formula should be TAr/SAr (terrestrial-arboreal/subterranean-arboreal), placing it in the group STAr of semiarboreal mammals.
rattus and Eliurus species are semiarboreal or arboreal frugivores (in the broad sense) but the latter appear less granivorous and are more specialized for arboreal life.
Despite numerous comparisons of trapping methods, the effectiveness of techniques for trapping arboreal and semiarboreal mammals has rarely been addressed.
The golden mouse (Ochrotomys nuttalli), a docile semiarboreal rodent found throughout the southeastern United States (Goodpaster and Hoffmeister, 1984; Linzey and Packard, 1977), provides a model species to investigate how bioenergetics and food quality may relate to feeding behavior.