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Cerebellum (of birds)
is greatly enlarged becaused of the increased need for coordination due to flight.
internal fertilization, eggs, lungs, scales. Reptiles would most likely survive in the desert.
Organisms with bodies that are warmed by heat generated by metabolism. This heat is usually used to maintain a relatively stable body temperature higher than that of the external environment.
mammals that lay eggs. They also have mammary glands, imperfect temperature regulation and a cloaca.
process by which unrelated organisms independently evolve similarities when adapting to similar environments.
Captain James Cook
English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779). He also claimed he heard rumors of giant flightless birds on the islands of New Zealand.
Sirenia that lives in the coastal waterways of Florida and feed upon aquatic plants such as hyacinths.
American writer whose experiences at sea provided the factual basis of Moby-Dick (1851), considered among the greatest American novels
mammals who give birth to tiny, immature young and then develop in the pouch of their mommy.
animals that have odd number of toes on their feet such as zebras, rhinos and tapirs.
Change in climate; Humans (Native Americans)
2 major causes of the extinction of many ice age mammals in the Americas 10,000 years ago.
loved natural history so much he was accused of turning the White House into a museum.
State of Ohio:
state mammal: white-tail deer; bird-cardinal; snake-black racer; insect-ladybug; tree-Buckeye; flower-carnation; fossil-trilobite; rock-flint.
largest order of mammals. Examples are: rats, mice, squirrels, porcupines, ground hogs, guinea pigs, capybaras.
Formation of Central America
major factor in starting the Pleistocene (Ice Age) about 2 million years ago.
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