Which of the following is an adaptation for running?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

Which of the following is an adaptation for running?
 
(a) Desert
 
(b) Arboreal
 
(c) Cursorial
 
(d) Terrestrial
 
The question was asked at a job interview.
 
The query is from Organisms and Populations topic in chapter Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

The correct answer is (c) Cursorial
 
The explanation is: The adaptation for running is known as cursorial adaptation. It is an adaptation for fast running to find hiding places for protection from various predators. Some examples of cursorial animals are deer, horse, cockroach, leopard, etc.