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Questions tagged [digitigrade-species]

For questions relating to species that are digitigrade, that is, stands or walks on its digits (toes). Typically the question will be about something relating to the fact that the species is digitigrade.

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Determining the step size, walking speed, and running speed of a bipedal, digitigrade humanoid species

In determining what units of measurement my fantasy species would have, I've run into the problem of figuring out what length a step would have, how fast their normal gait would be, and how fast they ...
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Does a digitigrade biped need a tail? [closed]

One of my writing buddies keeps insisting that my biped/digitigrade alien species would need a tail to act as a counterweight and shift their centers of gravity. Would a tail be required? EDIT:// the ...
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How would digitigrade fingers work?

So... I'm fiddling with Yet Another Bipedal Digitigrade Species. There is tons of material on the legs, but seemingly not so much on the hands. Short Version So... I'm wondering; is it possible to ...
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Could Humans Evolve to be Digitigrade?

Assuming humans remained hunter-gatherers, would it be anatomically possible for us to evolve digitigrade legs? Or, is our anatomy too specialized and are we stuck the way we are? I am not asking ...
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Would wide hips be a wiser evolutionary trait for digitigrade, biped humanoids?

I was asking a artist why they often draw their anthros and furries with wide hips regardless of gender, and they told me this (copypasting): "I'll see if I can't whip something up for ...
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How might digitigrade biped shoes work?

For one of my fantasy humanoid races, I am conflicted on whether to make them digitigrade or not. A big question that comes to mind for this, is how shoes might work for a people with feet similar to ...
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