Mammalogy _________________ ____ Fall 2001 - Exam 2 name ID#

30 points----Answer any 3 of the following (10 Points each, 30 points total)

  1. Characterize the Vespertilionidae and Molossidae and discuss the natural history of each, including problems faced by Tadarida.
  2. Discuss and illustrate feeding and locomotor adaptations in Condylura, the star-nosed mole 
  3. Discuss metabolism, relative metabolic rates, body temperature and diet in each of the families of xenarthrans. 
  4. Characterize the following families of Carnivora: Canidae, Felidae, Ursidae, and Procyonidae. Discuss how they differ in diversity, diet, distribution, and natural history.
  5. Characterize the following families of primates: Lemuridae (lemurs), Loridae (lorises), and Cercopithecidae (Old World monkeys). Discuss how they differ in diet, distribution, and natural history.

30 points---Compare (i.e., tell how they are similar) and contrast (i.e., tell how they are different) any three of the following. (10 points each - 30 points total)

  1. Social behavior in Hypsignathus, the hammerhead bat, and Crocuta, the spotted hyena 
  2. Locomotion in land and water by a phocid and an otariid.
  3. Locomotion in a gibbon (Hylobatidae) and a bushbaby (galagos-Galagonidae)
  4. The Pteropodidae and Phyllostomatidae, the Old World and New World fruit bats respectively. 
  5. The Tenrecidae (tenrecs) and Erinaceidae (hedgehogs)

40 points---Choose ANY 8 of the mammalian families given on the answer sheet and complete the information in the table. EXTRA CREDIT–answer one or two more for an extra 5 or 10 points. I will deduct points if you answer all 11. 

5 points each. Order (1pt) Zoogeographic Region(s) (1 pt), Characteristics (2 pts), Adaptations (1 pt)