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Carnivora: Quiz


Question 1: Its members are formally referred to as carnivorans, while the word "________" (often popularly applied to members of this group) can refer to any meat-eating animal.

Question 2:
What kind of animal is a Carnivora?

Question 3:
  • Family Ailuridae: ________; 1 species in 1 genus.
    Red PandaTigerGiant PandaLion

Question 4: Family ________: weasels, martens, badgers, wolverines, minks, ferrets, and otters; 55 species in 24 genera

Question 5:
What phylum does Carnivora belong to?

Question 6:
What period does the fossils of the Carnivora come from?
Middle Permian
Late Pliocene - Late Pleistocene
Late Eocene to Recent
Early Arenig

Question 7: The Miacidae is not a monophyletic group, but a ________ array of stem taxa.
ParaphylyCladeDNA barcodingCladistics

Question 8: [1] Traditionally, some paleontologists considered the viverravids to be ancestral to the aeluroid carnivorans (________, hyaenids, herpestids and viverrids), but this is now doubted.

Question 9: Carnassials are most highly developed in the ________ and the least developed in the Ursidae.

Question 10: Some, such as cats, ________, and weasels, are obligate carnivores.
PinnipedCarnivoraRaccoonSea otter

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