Evolutionary reason for foot shapes.

Tried looking up the reasons certain animals evolved certain feet and its just a ton of random videos from hoof cleanings to furry robotic legs. Can anyone help me out?
Where are the hooved lizards or birds?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    it's to put more spring in your step

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Once your digits become hoofs/flippers, is it still possible to evolve back into hands/claws?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Crazier shit has happened

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Why the shit did it feel the need to jump that super high? Did the humans give it drugs?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      no, evolution is a one way street, you cant go backwards and rebuild something that is lost, once a species specializes into a specific niche, its an evolutionary dead-end and it cant really unspecialize

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I mean when it came to cetaceans their early ancestor had hooves but slowly they changed to clawed feet and then flippers once they became more aquatic

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Amazing

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The main reason behind their shape is what they evolved from, for example the human foot was originally a hand.
    Beyond that, the mutations that catch on seem to follow the patterns you see on cars: low unsprung mass for speed, robustness and grip for rough terrain, etc.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Bro are ostriches gonna get hooves too

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Eventually, yeah, at least something similar.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It is interesting to ponder over. The proportions of the hoof vs. paw. Hoof vs paw pad. It begs the question. Why no paw pads on these prey animals? Why no hooved predators? All i can guess is one is built for pursuit and one is built for evasion. Like a missile doesn't look like a plane and vice versa. Perhaps they are both tuned for purpose.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Why no paw pads on these prey animals?
      >Why no hooved predators?
      depends on the animal lifestyle really, like i think marsupials have pads and more them are prey animals and there was a predator pig at one point, and whales are descended from hooves predators. hooves are really good at running, because it digs into the ground while spring back for more force, but you cant really do anything else with it, paws are great because they can turn a little, allowing you to grab things, but you sacrifice some speed for it

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        and, paws are much quieter

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Depends on the terrain too, I'd imagine having paws would work well in mountainous/rocky areas since they have better grip, whereas hooves are solid and only dig in well to regular ground

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Maybe for odd toe ungulates, even toe ungulates don't have much problem, i.e goats and llamas

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Tell that to mountain goats

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            And cheetahs

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous
    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >why no hooved predators?

      Paws/claws = scratch and grab. Think of cats and bears climbing onto things and dogs jumping and digging in; the same principles are applied when they hunt their respective prey animals (e.g. lions pouncing and grabbing antelope with their claws and mouth at the same time). Hooved predators would have to be crazy fast and have an insane jaw to compete - the fact so few of them existed kind of proves it's a losing formula. Entelodonts are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Entelodonts are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head.
        >Entelodonts
        >Predatory
        Anon, entelodonts were strictly herbivorous/vegan and even more so than modern pigs. They only got these huge jaws for competing for mates, like hippos.

        If else, entelodonts were naturally selected to be livestock for hyaenodons.

        • 1 year ago
          Vampire Knight

          >how about you entelo-dont

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Plantigrade
    >Digitigrade
    >Ungulate
    The next term in the sequence should have been "Unguligrade".

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Protip ungulate is digitigrade

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, that's my point. One is a noun, the other is an adjective.

        >Brown
        >Green
        >Mother
        >Well actually a mother is mother-colored

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Wait, I misread your post. No it isn't. Ungulates walk on their nails, not their toes.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            no, ungulates walk on their toes, digitgrade walks on their metacarpals

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              That's...not anatomically correct.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                metacarpals and metatarsals are the same shit, theyre the median bones between the joint and the phalanges

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            no, ungulates walk on their toes, digitgrade walks on their metacarpals

            metacarpals and metatarsals are the same shit, theyre the median bones between the joint and the phalanges

            Ungulates walk on the unguals, which are the tips of the digits

            digitigrades walk on the digits

            plantigrades walk on the metatarsals.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              plantigrade walk on their heels
              we dont just walk on our metatarsals, if we did that would be digitgrade

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >if we did that would be digitgrade
                can you name any digitigrade animals that walk on their metatarsals?

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                dogs, cats, elephants

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Interesting
                We're you born moronic or is it from an injury?

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Where are the hooved lizards or birds?
    Dinosaurs

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Where are the hooved lizards or birds?

      Already answered this. Ever since the gross mammals took over, they filled up all the niches and became dominant. Back when Dinosaurs were around there were hooved species. At least some Hadrosaurs seemed to even be moving in the direction of walking on one hoof like horses, but only for the front legs. Birds are the same story. After the Cretaceous they had a minor Cenozoic heyday here and there and some even now are moving in the direction of hooved, like the ostrich.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >gross mammals
        t. Lizard person

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Don't compare me to this parasitic primate.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            cope

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