Mammalogy Fall 1999 - Exam 1 name ID#

Muultiple Choice

  1. Mammals first appear in the
  2. The taxonomic rank between order and genus is
  3. According to the binomial system of nomenclature, the Aedes in Aedes vexans refers to the
  4. The goal of systematic studies is to arrange animals into ___ groups
  5. The bones in the wing of a bird and a bat are __ structures; the wings themselves are ___ strucures.
  6. Members of this family feed primarilly on nectar
  7. Potamogale, the giant water shrew, belongs to the  Family
  8. All members of this family are characterized by adaptations for an aquatic life
  9. Primitive mammals whose teeth consist of three cusps arranged in a straight line
  10. Marsupials most likely reached Australia by first travelling from ____ to ___
  11. This family occurs only on islands of the Greater Antilles.
  12. What extinct order of mammals occupied the gnawing-herbivore niches during the Mesozoic?
  13. The most diverse family of New World marsupials.
  14. Pigmented teeth and neurotoxic saliva occur in some members of this family
  15. The evolution of which of the following characters most influenced the evolution of mammalian dentition and jaw structure.
  16. Living Monotremes are found in what part of the world?
  17. Members of this family feed primarilly on termites
  18. Tribosphenic molars are diagnostic for the
  19. Didelphidae and Caenolestidae share this feature
  20. This family occurs mainly on Madagascar.

Compare (i.e., tell how they are similar) and contrast (i.e., tell how they are different) pelycosaurs, therapsids, and Mesozoic mammals for any 10 of the following features (20 pts)

  1. secondary palate
  2. temporal fossa
  3. posture
  4. jaw articulation
  5. tooth replacement
  6. middle ear bones
  7. hair
  8. lower jaw bones
  9. tooth differentiation
  10. size
  11. skin glands
  12. growth
  13. respiration
  14. metabolism

Compare (i.e., tell how they are similar) and contrast (i.e., tell how they are different) any four of the following pairs of terms (5 points each - 20 points total)

  1. paraphyletic, polyphyletic
  2. protocone, talonid
  3. quadrate, incus
  4. placenta in eutheria, placenta in metatheria
  5. tasmanian wolf, Thylacosmilus
  6. Neotropical zoogeographic region, Palearctic zoogeographic region
  7. Notioryctidae, Chrysochloridae
  8. Macropodidae, Vombatidae

Define and state the significance to mammalogy as discussed in lecture of any 4 of the following. Where appropriate state what taxon (-a) the term is associated with. (5 points each - 20 points total)

  1. apomorphy
  2. epipubic bones
  3. evergrowing tooth
  4. marking
  5. molecular clocks
  6. radiotelemetry
  7. selenodont
  8. syndactyly