Arboreal is a word meaning "related to or resembling trees". Its meaning comes from the Latin "arbor", meaning tree.

In biology, an arboreal animal is one which inhabits or spends large amounts of time in trees or bushes.

List of arboreal animals


*African Song Civet
*Flying Fox
*Flying squirrel
*Golden Lion Tamarin
*New World porcupine
*Proboscis Monkey
*Red-bellied Lemur
*Red Panda
*Silky Anteater
*Spider monkey
*Tree Hyrax
*Tree Pangolin
*Tree Shrew
*Tree squirrel
*White-headed Capuchin

Reptiles and Birds

*Green Iguana
*New Caledonian bumpy gecko
*New Caledonian crested gecko
*Rhacodactylus chahoua
*Emerald tree boa
*Green tree python
*Western green mamba


*Arboreal Salamander
*Red-eyed tree frog
*White's tree frog


*Coconut Crab

ee also

*Arboreal locomotion

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Arboreal — Ar*bo re*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a tree, or to trees; of nature of trees. Cowley. [1913 Webster] 2. Attached to, found in or upon, or frequenting, woods or trees; as, arboreal animals. [1913 Webster] Woodpeckers are eminently arboreal.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arboreal — (adj.) 1660s, from L. arboreus pertaining to trees, from arbor tree, of unknown origin, + AL (Cf. al) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • arboreal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to trees. 2) living in trees. DERIVATIVES arboreality noun. ORIGIN from Latin arbor tree …   English terms dictionary

  • arboreal — [är bôr′ē əl] adj. [L arboreus, of a tree < arbor, tree + AL] 1. of or like a tree 2. living in trees or adapted for living in trees …   English World dictionary

  • arboreal — [[t]ɑː(r)bɔ͟ːriəl[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Arboreal animals live in trees. [TECHNICAL] This clear tract in the deep forest gave him wonderful views of the arboreal birds. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Arboreal means relating to trees. [FORMAL] ...the arboreal… …   English dictionary

  • arboreal — adjective Etymology: Latin arboreus of a tree, from arbor Date: circa 1667 1. of, relating to, or resembling a tree 2. inhabiting or frequenting trees < arboreal monkeys > • arboreally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • arboreal — ar|bo|re|al [ ar bɔriəl ] adjective TECHNICAL relating to or living in trees: arboreal mammals …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • arboreal — UK [ɑː(r)ˈbɔːrɪəl] / US [ɑrˈbɔrɪəl] adjective formal relating to or living in trees arboreal mammals …   English dictionary

  • arboreal — adj. [L. arbor, tree] Pertaining to or living in or among trees …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • arboreal — arboreally, adv. /ahr bawr ee euhl, bohr /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to trees; treelike. 2. Also, arboreous. living in or among trees. 3. Zool. adapted for living and moving about in trees, as the limbs and skeleton of opossums, squirrels,… …   Universalium