What is an animal with one foot, two feet, three feet …?
An appendage, such as a foot or a leg, is used for locomotion – walking, moving, or running.
Ped or pod means foot (leg) or feet (legs).
A mollusk, such as a snail or a slug, is an example of an animal with one foot. It is a gastropod – it is a body of one piece. Gastropod means stomach foot.
An animal that walks with two feet is a biped. A bird is a biped.
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What does quadrupedal locomotion mean?
Quadrupedal locomotion means that an animal moves on all four limbs.
Monkeys are quadrupedal. Horses, camels, and any animal with four legs is quadrupedal.
Quadra means four and pedal means feet.
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The Eastern Black-and-White Colobus Monkey (Colobus guereza) comes from eastern Africa, in countries such as Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ethiopia. Colobus means docked, which refers to their stump, or short, thumb.
The Eastern Black-and-White Colobus Monkey is large, black and white, with a very long hairy tail.
They grow to about 61 centimetres (24 inches). The tail is as long as its body and head, totalling another 61 centimetres. The tail has a white tuft at its end.
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