Definition of Zygodactylous. Meaning of Zygodactylous. Synonyms of Zygodactylous

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Definition of Zygodactylous

Zygodactylous
Zygodactylic yg`o*dac"ty*lic, Zygodactylous yg`o*dac"tyl*ous (?; 277), a. [Gr. ? a yoke, pair + ? finger, toe: cf. F. zygodactyle.] (Zo["o]l.) Yoke-footed; having the toes disposed in pairs; -- applied to birds which have two toes before and two behind, as the parrot, cuckoo, woodpecker, etc.

Meaning of Zygodactylous from wikipedia

- the ability to change colour. Chameleons are distinguished by their zygodactylous feet, their swaying gait, and crests or horns on their brow and snout...
- turacos and go-away-birds are commonly known as loeries. They are semi-zygodactylous: the fourth (outer) toe can be switched back and forth. The second and...
- O P Q R S T U V W Y Z Explanatory footnotes Citations Bibliography zygodactylous Also, yoke-toed. Also defined: heterodactylous. Descriptive of tetradactyl...
- grams (11.1 ounces) and the female about 303 grams (10.7 ounces). It is zygodactylous, with two toes facing forward and two pointing back. This is the most...
- separate placement in the full order of Musophagiformes. They are semi-zygodactylous meaning the fourth (outer) toe can be switched back and forth. Musophagidae...
- structure which has confused many ornithologists, but is now thought to be zygodactylous (two toes forwards, two toes backwards). The cuckoo roller occupies...
- and upper parts are brown and the underparts are white. The feet are zygodactylous. Juveniles are drabber and may contain some rufous coloration on the...
- black legs with three forward facing toes; with a fourth toe being semi-zygodactylous, which makes them nimble canopy dwellers. Size can vary from 15 to 18...
- The underparts are a light gray, and the breast white. The toes are zygodactylous, with the first and fourth toes turned outwards and the middle two toes...