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Bipedalism

  1. John R Hutchinson1,
  2. Stephen M Gatesy2

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001869

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How to Cite

Hutchinson, J. R. and Gatesy, S. M. 2001. Bipedalism. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

  2. 2

    Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

Bipedalism is locomotion on two legs. Among living forms, birds and humans are exclusively bipedal.

Keywords:

  • locomotion;
  • birds;
  • dinosaurs;
  • hominids;
  • adaptation