Plantigrades (Slow Land Animals)
Examples of plantigrade animals are prairie dogs, raccoons, opossums, bears, kangaroo, weasels, mice, pandas, rats, squirrels, skunks, and hedgehogs.
Here is a basic profile view of a plantigrade mammal—in this case, a bear. Keeping in mind all that we discussed in Chapter 1, remember that the shoulder blades are NOT attached to the ribcage in any skeletal manner, but the hips are. That gives us our FORCE mammal shape. Then I have superimposed on top of that shape the rectangles that align with the ...