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(especially of grasshoppers or their limbs) adapted for leaping.
- ‘Pocket mice are smaller, and while they are saltatorial, their hind limbs are not as modified as those of kangaroo rats and their locomotion is primarily quadrupedal.’
- ‘Saltatorial running, due to the high lifting of the body with each jump, is a very costly form of running. Consequently, saltors tire quickly.’
- ‘Rabbits don't qualify as saltatorial because they don't really hop. ... To really be saltatorial, a mammal would need to be bipedal.’
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