Which among the following is a characteristic of arboreal adaptation?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

Which among the following is a characteristic of arboreal adaptation?
 
(a) Longer loop of Henle
 
(b) Long prehensile tail
 
(c) Short limbs
 
(d) Hind limbs provided with longer toes
 
This question was posed to me in a job interview.
 
I’m obligated to ask this question of Organisms and Populations topic in division Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

Correct answer is (d) Hind limbs provided with longer toes
 
To explain I would say: Hind limbs provided with longer toes are a characteristic of arboreal adaptation. Along with this arboreal animals have a long prehensile tail (monkeys) with strong and stout limbs. They also have opposable digits (marsupials) and elongated claws (squirrels).