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Biol 201B Spring, 2007(Berta) Study Questions Week 3 1. Define the following terms: endothermy, furculum, saltatorial, brachiation, myosin, skeletal muscle 2. How does respiration in a mammal differ from that of a bird? 3. How is a bat flight and bird flight similar? How do they differ? 4. Are hair and scales epidermal structures why or why not? 5. Discuss the two hypotheses regarding how powered flight evolved in birds. What evidence supports each hypothesis? 6. How is bird respiration similar to that in fishes? 7. Distinguish between “passive” and “active flight”. 8. Explain how a third class lever system works. Provide an example in
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Unformatted text preview: the body. 9. How does a digging animal differ from a running animal in terms of proportions of their levers and why? 10. Describe the adaptation that you would expect to see in a swimming animal, scansorial animal, graviportal animal. 11. What is a unique about the respiratory system of birds? How is it similar to that in fish? 12. In a cross section of a wing where is the area of greatest pressure and therefore highest lift? 13. What is the function of wing slots? 14. Give an example of a flightless bird? Why did flightless birds evolve on islands?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2008 for the course BIO 201 B taught by Professor Simpson during the Spring '08 term at San Diego State.

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