Multiple choice

  1. Hippopotamuses are most closely related to
  2. Rhinoceros conservation has been greatly assisted
  3. Hyperphalangy refers
  4. As discussed in lecture, pacing refers to
  5. Telescoping in whales
  6. A mammal that periodically sheds its horns is
  7. Elephants can communicate over long distances using
  8. Pachyostotic ribs are characteristic of the family
  9. The seeds of ground pumpkins in Africa are distributed by these animals who get water from their fleshy fruit
  10. Stellarís sea cow is
  11.  Zoo populations have contributed most significantly to reestablishment in the wild of populations of
  12. Which of the following whale species is thought to be in the most serious danger of extinction?
  13. Echolocation in toothed whales
  14. Elephants are most closely related to
  15. Which of the following is not a naturally occurring family of the present day Nearctic fauna
  16. The largest antlers could be found in the
  17. Which family of ungulate includes a native member of the Australian Zoogeographic region?
  18. A multi-chambered foregut that ruminates is present in the family
  19. These small, insectivorous mammals have a long, movable snout and long hind limbs so they can hop bipedally.
  20. What family of non-ruminating artiodactyls is characterized by canines directed upward and outward
  21. Diverse feeding strategies enable many species of this family to inhabit the same area together
  22. Which of the following kinds of head ornamentation is not correctly matched with a description of it?
  23. The even-toed ungulates are the Order

     

  24. Answer ANY THREE (6 points each, 18 points total) of the following
    1. List five similarities of sirenians with cetaceans.
    2. Diagnose, characterize behavior and diet, and give the zoogeographic distribution of the Tapiridae.
    3. Diagnose, characterize behavior and diet, and give the zoogeographic distribution of the Procaviidae.
    4. Diagnose, characterize behavior and diet, and give the zoogeographic distribution of the Bovidae. 28. Diagnose, characterize behavior and diet, and give the zoogeographic distribution of the Antilocapridae.
    5. What life history characteristics of the Rhinoceratidae makes them especially vulnerable to extinction? Which species are most threatened? Why?
  25. Answer ANY THREE (6 points each, 18 points total) of the following
    1. What enables suids and tayassuids to live together in the same environment even though they have many similarities?
    2. List and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of hindgut fermentation in horses.
    3. Why are whales now placed in the same Order as deer and pigs.
    4. Discuss presence/absence of antlers in cervids. What controls their growth?
    5. Name (species preferred, common name will do) and characterize the five bovids native to North America.
    6. What is a graviportal mammal? Describe what is meant by graviportal. What mammal families are graviportal?
  26. Answer ANY THREE (6 points each, 18 points total) of the following
    1. Discuss echolocation in whales
    2. What is the SOFAR channel and why is it significant?
    3. How do grey whales feed?
    4. Where do blue whales spend their summers? Why?
    5. What enables sperm whales to stay submerged at great depths for over an hour?
    6. What is the evidence from Japan that if Minke whales were harvested, it would endanger other whales?