Zoology Notes on Cursorial Adaptation :- 1. Introduction to Cursorial Adaptation 2. Essential Features of an Animal to be Cursorial 3. Structural Modifications 4. Mental Precocity 5. Examples.

Introduction to Cursorial Adaptation:

Animals are in need of two prime requi­sites food and safety. These two factors seem to be of much competitive nature in the open earth surface where one runs after the prey, and prey move speedily so as to escape from the predators.

Although these animals are a minority in the animal kingdom, nevertheless they are of prime importance, as the evolutions of remotely related types have given rise to some remarkable instan