Mammalogy _________________ ____ Fall 2001 - Exam 3 name ID#

1, 2. 30 points----Answer any 2 of the following (15 Points each, 30 points total)

  1. Discuss five of the nine anatomical or physiological specializations that allow Cetaceans to remain submerged for long periods of time.
  2. Distinguish between the anatomical specializations for processing plant matter in the Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla. Under what ecological conditions might each order have a competitive advantage and why? Why can bovids and equids coexist?
  3. List and briefly discuss as many of the 10 or so factors discussed in class that contribute to making Pronghorns are among the fastest mammals in the world. If you care to impress me include a drawing and explain the equation that accounts in part for the mechanics of this ability.

3, 4, 5, 6 40 points---Compare (i.e., tell how they are similar) and contrast (i.e., tell how they are different) any four of the following. Include in your answer such features as classification, morphology, locomotor specializations, distribution, feeding adaptations, diet, behavior, conservation status, etc. (10 points each - 40 points total)

  1. Balaenidae, Eschrichtiidae
  2. Camelidae, Cervidae
  3. Hippopotamidae, Rhinoceratidae
  4. Mysticeti, Ododontoceti
  5. Procaviidae, Tapiridae
  6. Suidae, Tayassuidae

30 points---Choose ANY 6 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 9. 5 points each.

Order (1pt) Zoogeographic Region(s) (1 pt), Diagnostic Characteristics (2 pts), Adaptations/Life History (1 pt)