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Many mammals travel on both tree branches and flat ground in their natural habitat. Forelimbs were found to have the dominant role in braking on both substrates, while hindlimbs had the dominant role in propulsion on both substrates. However, the forelimb aided in propulsion more so than the hindlimbs contributed to braking on both substrates.
Animal Sciences | Life Sciences | Zoology
Dorsey, Eliza J., "Kinetics of running on arboreal versus terrestrial substrates in Siberian chipmunks" (2012). Undergraduate Research Posters 2012. 13.