Walking on tips of toes (hooves), weight borne exclusively by tips of toes
Unguligrade describes the orientation or progression of animals bearing weight on the distal tip of the plantar surface of the phalangeal region. Only the distal tips of hooves make contact with the ground.
Located away from the centre of the main body.
In the case of an appendage, such as a limb, this is away from the point of attachment to the main body.
Adapted for running (with reference to a
limbs of a tetrapod).
Modifications for cursorial locomotion include elongated
length of bone (to increase stride length) and decrease
weight of the
distal region of the limbs (to reduce the load, and therefore to increase stride
limbs are extreme modifications for cursorial
Cf. other adaptations of limbs: for aerial (flying); saltatorial (leaping) locomotion.