Mammalogy Fall 2009 Exam 3

Multiple choice, Select the best answer. 2 points each

1-5 MATCH THE CRITTER PICTURE with the correct family (2 points total, 10 points total)

  1. Giraffidae _____
  2. Hydrochoeridae _____
  3. Leporidae _________
  4. Procaviidae _____
  5. Tayassuidae _____

6-10 MATCH THE CRITTER PICTURE with the term that best applies to it (2 points total, 10 points total)

  1. Graviportal _____
  2. Gulp Feeder _____
  3. Ruminator but not a ruminant _____
  4. Skimmer
  5. Unguiligrade _____

11-15 MATCH THE CRITTER PICTURE with the term that best applies to it (2 points total, 10 points total)

  1. Species of my genus are natives of the Neotropical and Oriental Zoogeographic regions ______
  2. Although I look like I am a native Texan, I am an ecomorph from Africa. _____
  3. I am extinct _______
  4. I am on of the most endangered species of mammals on earth. Fewer than 100 of me still survive _____
  5. I occur in the Australian zoogeographic region _____

Multiple choice. Select the best answer (2 points each)

  1. Hippopotamuses are most closely related to
  2. Which of the following is a native family of the present day Nearctic fauna
  3. Hindgut fermenters
  4. As a result of ivory poaching
  5. A mammal that sheds its horns every year

FROM ANY TWO (of the 6) DIFFERENT Orders of Afrotheria, pick a family. Name the Order to which it belongs. Give the diagnostic features (characters that are used to distinguish this order from other orders) of the Order. Name the Family to which it belongs. If there is more than one family in this order, give the diagnostic features (characters that are used to distinguish this family from other families in this order) of the Family. For a species in this family, discuss what interests you most about the species. This can include conservation problems, social behavior, adaptations for feeding, adaptations for locomotion, etc. (6 points each, 12 points total, points will be awarded for the last part based on significance and detail)

Define and discuss any 2of the following DO NOT REPEAT INFORMATION used in any previous question (6 points each 12 points total)

  1. K-selected species discussed for this test and how this affects their conservation
  2. Social behavior and communication in Blue whales
  3. Cranial ornamentation of Texas artodactyls
  4. International Whaling Commission

Define and/or discuss any 2 of the following DO NOT REPEAT INFORMATION used in any previous question (6 points each,12 points total)

  1. Przewalski’s horse
  2. Grazing Facilitation
  3. Tayassuidae versus "Porky" and "Neoporky"
  4. Artiodactyl and Perissodactyl families with disjunct distributions

Define and/or discuss any 2 of the following DO NOT REPEAT INFORMATION used in any previous question (6 points each, 12 points total)

  1. Beavers in Patagonia, South America
  2. Diversity of New World rats and mice of the family Cricetidae
  3. Population cycles in Arctic hares
  4. Hystricomorphy