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  • adjective biology Of an animal, physically adapted only for moving slowly over land, due to a high body weight; examples include giant tortoises.


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  • I should note here that the following discussion applies only to members of Eusauropoda, given that it now seems that basal sauropods outside of Eusauropoda lacked the distinctive hands and feet of the better known, fully graviportal sauropods.

    Archive 2006-04-01 Darren Naish 2006

  • Considering the large, graviportal brontornithines and their likely impressive kicking abilities, I wondered.

    More on phorusrhacids: the biggest, the fastest, the mostest out-of-placest Darren Naish 2006


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