plantigrade mammal


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Noun1.plantigrade mammal - an animal that walks with the entire sole of the foot touching the ground as e.g. bears and human beings
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
digitigrade, digitigrade mammal - an animal that walks so that only the toes touch the ground as e.g. dogs and cats and horses
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kangaroos), and those species of plantigrade mammals that are facultative bipeds and differ from primitive theropods in their morphofunctional conformation (e.g.