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Precocial: Quiz


Question 1: The phenomenon of imprinting studied by ________ is characteristic of precocial birds.
Karl von FrischNikolaas TinbergenRenato DulbeccoKonrad Lorenz

Question 2: Examples of precocial birds include the domestic chicken, many species of ducks and geese, waders, rails and the ________.

Question 3: Many precocial chicks are not independent in ________ (the ability to regulate their own body temperatures), and they depend on the attending parent(s) to brood them with body heat for a short period of time.

Question 4: This last example demonstrates that precociality is not a particularly conservative characteristic, in the evolutionary sense, since the closely related ________ is highly altricial.
European HareEuropean RabbitRabbitSnowshoe Hare

Question 5: Familiar examples of precocial mammals are most ungulates, the ________, and most species of hare.
Guinea pigChacoan MaraCatCapybara

Question 6: In ________, the term precocial refers to species in which the young are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of birth or hatching.

Question 7: The span between precocial and altricial species is particularly broad in ________.
ArchaeopteryxEnantiornithesModern birdsBird


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