Advantages of Bipedalism

  • Travel for food

  • Transport food

  • Feed in stationary position

  • Avoid predatory attacks

  • Thermoregulatory advantages

  • Tool use

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Although bipedalism doesn't seem to have had selective advantages when it first appeared, there are definite advantages now. These include the ability to transport food, feed in an upright, stationary position, avoid predatory attacks through better vision, better thermoregulation in tropical climates, and the ability to use tools in many different positions.
Last Modified June 21, 2006


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