BIOLOGY 4429, EXAM 3, FALL 1998
- Diagnose, characterize, and give the zoogeographic distribution of any 6 of the
following. (5 points each)
- Define and state the significance of any 6 of the following to subjects discussed in
lecture. Where appropriate give examples and use illustrations. (5 points each)
- daily torpor
- lower critical temperature
- metabolic water
- non-shivering thermogenesis
- plasma volume
- regional heterothermy
- thermal conductance
- ANSWER ANY FOUR OF THE FOLLOWING (10 points each)
- Compare and contrast the Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla in terms of diagnostic
characteristics, adaptations, diversity, distribution, etc.
- Compare and contrast the morphology of the cranial appendages of the cervids, giraffids,
antilocaprids, and bovids.
- Discuss the differences in morphology and feeding adaptation in the Eschrichtiidae (gray
whales), Balaenidae (right whales), and Balaenopteridae (fin-backed whales).
- What are the relationships between body mass and both weight specific and total basal
metabolic rate. Fully justify your answer with equations, graphs, examples, etc.
- List and briefly characterize (giving actual examples) 5 strategies not discussed in
a previous answer employed by small rodents as adaptations to hot, dry environments.
- List and briefly characterize (giving actual examples) strategies employed by
semiaquatic rodents and insectivorans, phocids, otariids, and small and large cetaceans to
maintain a constant body temperature.