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acrodendrocolous (adjective), more acrodendrocolous, most acrodendrocolous

Pertaining to living in high areas of forests that have an abundance of animals.

  • In certain African acrodendrocolous trees, climbing can be a dangerous activity for such large animals as apes and monkeys if they lose their grips and then make fatal falls; which actually happens sometimes.
  • Gibbons are said to travel underneath the acrodendrocolous branches by swinging hand-over-hand in acrobatic ways.
  • The seasonal alacrodendrocolous forest is not as tall as a tropical rain forest and usually the canopy (the layer just below the emergent or top layer) is open more and it extends farther toward the floor of the forest.
  • As soon as the monsoon season is over, the seasonal acrodendrocolous forest is full of green plants; however, during the long dry season which follows, many of the trees shed their leaves and the sunlight easily shines through the branches to the ground.
  • When the acrodendrocolous trees lose their leaves, some of them have flowers and fruit and then the birds, mammals, and insects come together in large numbers to eat.
  • In southern Asia, the acrodendrocolous habitats of the seasonal forests include monkeys, elephants, leopards, and even tigers.
  • In Africa, the acrodendrocolous forests have many antelopes nibbling; while in Central America, the woods are inhabited by pumas, coatis (a member of the raccoon family which has a long, pointed nose), and white-tailed deer.
—Source: Smithsonian Animal Encyclopedia, page 49.
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