← Social Behavior Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Philopatric Cooperation
- African Wild Dogs
- Ungulate Migration
- Costs of Mammals Living In a group
- a Large ungulates migrate impressive distances as well.
Barren ground caribou herds move migrate 1000+ km between
wintering and summering grounds.
- b More cooperative behavior is predicted in philopatric species and
especially within the philopatric sex.
- c Increased Intraspecific Competition for Resources Increased Chance for Spread of Diseases and Parasite Interference with Reproduction
- d African wild dogs are cooperative
breeders living in packs of up to
20. Some will stay back and
protect the pups while the rest
- e most mammalian social systems are arrange matrilinearlly; mothers and their offspring may stay together and groups are this composed of mothers, daughters, aunts, and nieces
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 1. Genes and the Environment (Nature versus Nurture)
- choosing a place to live, which
does not necessarily imply a conscious choice or that individuals
make a critical evaluation of all of the factors. More often the
choice is an automatic reaction to key aspects of the environment
- This approach would
be best suited for use within the home range such as when grey
squirrels locate a food cache
- This suggested to be very important for primates and cetaceans.
Dependence on learning provides for greater behavioral plasticity, but it requires a long period of physiological and psychological dependence
5 True/False Questions
Increased Intraspecific Competition for Resources → Agonistic behavior per individual increases as group size increases Foraging per day increases as a function of group size
Division of Labor Among Specialists → tend to forage above ground in open habitats during the daytime
Barbary Macques Bonding → When a mammal emits an alarm call, the caller is more likely to fall prey to the predator. The predator might abandon the hunt since they've been detected (caller is selfish) Other individuals may benefit (altruism)
Agonistic buffering hypothesis → where males control their
relationships with other males in
the group using infants in what
are called triadic male-infant
Many eyes hypothesis ground squirrel → individuals in large groups spend less time watching for predators and more time doing other activities such as eating.