Some things you are expected to know for test 2.  This is not an exclusive list.

SYSTEMATICS

  • For each of these taxa (orders, families, etc. know the zoogeographic region(s), diagnostic characters (what distinguishes this taxon from its close relatives), adaptations, behaviors, life history, etc.


    1. Xenarthra
    2. Bradypodidae (three-toed sloths, ais)
    3. Megalonychidae (two-toed stoths)
    4. Myrmecophagidae (true anteaters
    5. Dasypodidae (armadillos)
    6. Pholidota (pangolins or scaly anteaters)
    7. Manidae (scaly anteaters)
    8. Scandentia
    9. Tupaiidae (tree shrews)
    10. Dermoptera (colugo or flying lemurs)
    11. Primates
    12. Prosimians
    13. Lemuridae (lemurs)
    14. Daubentoniidae (aye-aye)
    15. Loridae (lorises)
    16. Galagidae (bushbabies & lesser bushbabies)
    17. Tarsiidae (tarsiers)
    18. Anthropoidea
    19. Ceboidea (New World monkeys including marmosets)
    20. Cebidae (some New World monkeys including marmosets)
    21. Cercopithecidae (Old World monkeys)
    22. Cercopithecinae (baboons, mandrills, macaques, mangabeys, guenons)
    23. Colobinae (colobines, proboscis monkey)
    24. Hylobatidae (gibbons & siamangs)
    25. Hominidae
    26. Glires
    27. Rodentia
    28. Protrogomorphous
    29. Aplodontidae (Mountain beaver)
    30. Sciuromorphous
    31. Sciuridae (Squirrels, marmots)
    32. Castoridae (Beavers)
    33. Geomyidae (Pocket gophers)
    34. Hetromyidae (Pocket mice, kangaroo rats)
    35. Myomorphous
    36. Muridae (Old World rats and mice)
    37. Cricetidae (New World rats and mice; hamsters; voles, lemmings, muskrats)
    38. Hystricognathous
    39. Bathyergidae (naked mole rats)
    40. Hystricidae (Old World porcupines)
    41. Erethizontidae (New World Porcupines)
    42. Caviidae (guinea pigs, Patagonian hare)
    43. Hydrochaeridae (Capybara)
    44. Myocastoridae (Nutria)
    45. Lagomorpha
    46. Ochotonidae (Pikas)
    47. Leporidae (Rabbits, hares)
    48. Insectivora (Eulipotyphla)
    49. Solenodontidae (solenodons)
    50. Soricidae (shrews
    51. Talpidae (moles)
    52. Erinaceidae (hedgehogs)
    53. Chiroptera
    54. Macrochiroptera
    55. Pteropodidae (Old World fruit bats)
    56. Microchiroptera
    57. Noctilionidae (fishing or bull-dog bats)
    58. Phyllostomidae (New World fruit bats, vampire bats)
    59. Vespertilionidae (evening bats, or common bats)
    60. Molossidae (free-tailed bats)

    Terms and concepts

    1. Geographic distribution
      1. biogeographic regions
      2. endemic distributions
    2. Natural history (behavior, ecology, diet, reproduction, ecomorphy, K- and r-selection)
    3. Conservation of threatened and endangered species (e.g. primates, bats,etc.)
      1. life history, hunting, captive breeding, ecotourism, etc.
    4. introduced species (e.g., nutria, beavers, rabbisetc.)
    5. keystone species (e.g., beavers, prairie dogs, etc.)
    6. Reproduction, including
      1. Spontaneous Ovulation
      2. Delayed Fertilization
      3. Delayed Implantation 
    7. Locomotion, including
      1. fossorial adaptations
      2. cursorial adaptations
      3. adaptations for flight including
        1. uropatagium
        2. aspect ratio
    8. xenarthrous vertebrae
    9. metabolic rate
    10. follivory
    11. myrmecophagy
    12. delayed implantation
    13. monozygotic polyembryony
    14. glissant
    15. tooth comb
    16. petrosal bulla
    17. Madagascar
    18. vertical clinging and leaping
    19. knuckle walking
    20. prehensile tail
    21. semi-brachiator
    22. brachiator
    23. ischial callosities
    24. neoteny
    25. rodent jaw musculature
    26. semi-fossorial
    27. fossorial
    28. xeric adaptations
    29. saltatorial
    30. r-selection
    31. k-selection
    32. population cycles (e.g., lemmings, arctic hares, and their predators)
    33. top down versus bottom up controlled cycles
    34. induced ovulation
    35. precocial altricial
    36. coprophagy
    37. caravanning
    38. Eimer's organs
    39. microbat echolocation
    40. ultrasound
    41. nectivory
    42. sanguivory
    43. hibernation
    44. migration
    45. k-selection