Arboreal Locomotion: Definition & Examples

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How do some primates and lizards keep their balance on top of trees?

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1. Fill in the blank: Among mammals, amphibians, and lizards, the most common form of arboreal locomotion is _____.

2. Why do insects NOT need special adaptations to climb trees?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check to see how much you know about arboreal locomotion with this multiple-choice quiz and worksheet. The quiz requires you to recall the most common form of arboreal locomotion and other details about this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • How some primates and lizards balance themselves on trees
  • The most common form of arboreal locomotion among mammals, amphibians, and lizards
  • Why insects don't need special adaptations to climb trees
  • How amphibians grip tree trunks and branches
  • Animals that do and do not use arboreal locomotion

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about primates and lizards balancing themselves on trees
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about different animals that use arboreal locomotion
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how amphibians grip branches and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To continue learning about this topic, be sure to review the lesson titled Arboreal Locomotion: Definition & Examples. Below are examples of what's discussed in this lesson:

  • A mammal that brings its prey into trees
  • How nuthatches climb
  • What woodpeckers do to keep their balance
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