Natural History of Bipedalism

Obligatory bipeds (type I)

  • H. erectus (2 million years ago)

  • H. neandertalensis (150,000 years ago)

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Obligate bipeds include H. erectus (2 million years ago) and H. neandertalensis (150,000 years ago).


Definitions

Obligatory biped
A creature that must walk on two legs. Such a creature is unable to walk as a quadraped efficiently.

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