Mammals

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  1. Order: ________
    Family: __________
    Common Name: _________
    • Order: Didelphimorphia
    • Family: Didelphidae (opossums)
    • Common Name: Virginia Opossum


  2. Order: __________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: ____________
    • Order: Lagomorpha (pikas, rabbits, and hares)
    • Family: Leporidae (rabbits and hares)
    • Common Name: Eastern Cottontail


  3. Order: __________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: ____________
    • Order: Lagomorpha (pikas, rabbits, and hares)
    • Family: Leporidae (rabbits and hares)
    • Common Name: Eastern Cottontail


  4. Order: ___________
    Family: __________
    Common Name: ___________
    • Order: Lagomorpha (pikas, rabbits, hares)
    • Family: Leporidae (rabbits and hares)
    • Common Name: Arctic Hare


  5. Order: ____________
    Family: ____________
    Common Name: _____________
    • Order: Lagomorpha (pikas, rabbits, hares)
    • Family: Leporidae (rabbits and hares)
    • Common Name: Arctic Hare


  6. Order: ____________
    Family: _____________
    Common Name: ____________
    • Order: Lagomorpha (pikas, rabbits, hares)
    • Family: Leporidae (rabbits and hares)
    • Common Name: European Hare


  7. Order: ____________
    Family: ____________
    Common Name: _____________
    • Order: Lagomorpha (pikas, rabbits, hares)
    • Family: Leporidae (rabbits and hares)
    • Common Name: European Hare


  8. Order: ___________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: ___________
    • Order: Lagomorpha (pikas, rabbits, hares)
    • Family: Leporidae (rabbits and hares)
    • Common Name: Snowshoe Hare


  9. Order: __________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: __________
    • Order: Lagomorpha (pikas, rabbits, hares)
    • Family: Leporidae (rabbits and hares)
    • Common Name: Snowshoe Hare
  10. Which member of the Leporidae have the most pronounced feet?
    Snowshoe Hare


  11. Order: _________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: __________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Sciuridae (squirrels, chipmunks, marmots)
    • Common Name: Eastern Gray Squirrel


  12. Order: __________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: __________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Sciuridae (squirrels, chipmunks, marmots)
    • Common Name: Eastern Gray Squirrel


  13. Order: __________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: __________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Sciuridae (squirrels, chipmunks, marmots)
    • Common Name: Eastern Fox Squirrel


  14. Order: _________
    Family: __________
    Common Name: ___________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Sciruidae (squirrels, chipmunks, marmots)
    • Common Name: Eastern Fox Squirrel


  15. Order: ___________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: __________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Sciruidae (squirrels, chipmunks, marmots)
    • Common Name: Red Squirrel


  16. Order: _________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: ____________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Sciruidae (squirrels, chipmunks, marmots)
    • Common Name: Red Squirrel
  17. What order does the family Sciruidae belong to?
    Rodentia


  18. Order: ____________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: ____________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Sciruidae (squirrels, chipmunks, marmots)
    • Common Name: Woodchuck


  19. Order: ____________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: __________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Sciruidae (squirrels, chipmunks, marmots)
    • Common Name: Woodchuck
  20. Which species (common name) of the family Sciruidae do we need to know?
    • Red Squirrel
    • Eastern Gray Squirrel
    • Eastern Fox Squirrel
    • Woodchuck


  21. Order: __________
    Family: __________
    Common Name: ___________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Castoridae (beavers)
    • Common Name: American Beaver


  22. Order: ___________
    Family: __________
    Common Name: ___________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Castoridae (beavers)
    • Common Name: American Beaver
  23. What order does the family Castoridae belong to? What group of animals are found in the Castoridae family?
    • Rodentia
    • Beavers


  24. Order: __________
    Family: _________
    Common Name: _________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Muridae (mice, voles, lemmings, and muskrats)
    • Common Name: Muskrat


  25. Order: __________
    Family: __________
    Common Name: __________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Muridae (mice, voles, lemmings, and muskrats)
    • Common Name: Muskrat


  26. Order: ___________
    Family: __________
    Common Name: ___________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Capromyidae
    • Common Name: Nutria


  27. Order: _____________
    Family: ______________
    Common Name: _________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Capromyidae
    • Common Name: Nutria
  28. What order does the family Capromyidae belong to? What animals belong to the family Capromyidae?
    • Rodentia
    • Nutria


  29. Order: __________
    Family: __________
    Common Name: __________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Erethizontidae
    • Common Name: American Porcupine


  30. Order: __________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: ________
    • Order: Rodentia (rodents)
    • Family: Erethizontidae
    • Common Name: American Porcupine


  31. Order: _________
    Family: _________
    Common Name: __________
    • Order: Carnivora (carnivores)
    • Family: Ursidae (bears)
    • Common Name: American Black Bear


  32. Order: __________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: _________
    • Order: Carnivora (carnivores)
    • Family: Ursidae (bears)
    • Common Name: American Black Bear
  33. What order does the family Erethizontidae belong to? What species (common name) belongs to the Erethizontidae family?
    • Rodentia
    • American Porcupine


  34. Order: ________
    Family: _________
    Common Name: _________
    • Order: Carnivora (carnivores)
    • Family: Ursidae (bears)
    • Common Name: Grizzly or Brown Bear


  35. Order: _________
    Family: _________
    Common Name: ________
    • Order: Carnivora (carnivores)
    • Family: Ursidae (bears)
    • Common Name: Grizzly or Brown Bear


  36. Order: ________
    Family: ________
    Common Name: ________
    • Order: Carnivora (carnivores)
    • Family: Ursidae (bears)
    • Common Name: Polar Bears


  37. Order: _________
    Family: __________
    Common Name: __________
    • Order: Carnivora
    • Family: Procyonidae (raccoon, ringtail, coati)
    • Common Name: Northern Raccoon
  38. What are the food habits of the Virginia Opossum?
    Omnivore, feeds on insects and a variety of fruit.
  39. What is the status and economic importance of the Virginia Opossum?
    • game species
    • furbearer
    • pest species
  40. Which mammal has the shortest gestation period in North America? How long is it?
    • Virginia Opossum
    • 12-13 days (remember, they're marsupials)
  41. What is the liter size of the Virginia Opossum? How many liters per year does it have?
    • 5-16 young/liter
    • liters/yr in south = 2
    • liters/yr in north = 1
  42. What part of the day is the Virginia Opossum most active?
    Night
  43. What are the food habits of the Eastern Cottontail?
    • green vegetation in the summer
    • bark and twigs in the winter
  44. What is the status/economic importance of the Eastern Cottontail?
    • game species
    • pest species
  45. What is liter size of the Eastern Cottontail and how many liters per year do they have?
    • 4-7 liter size
    • 3-4 liters/year
  46. What is the liter size of the Arctic Hare?
    4-8 young/liter
  47. What is the economic importance of the Arctic Hare?
    game species
  48. What are the food habits of the Arctic Hare?
    • herbivore
    • low-growing tundra vegatation
  49. What are the food habits of the European Hare?
    • herbivore
    • prefers green foliage
  50. What is the economic importance/status of the European Hare?
    • game species
    • pest species (can damage crops)
  51. What is the liter size of the European Hare?
    2-6 young/liter
  52. What is the range of the European Hare?
    • Southern Ontario (introduced)
    • Central New England States (introduced)
  53. What is the liter size of the Snowshoe Hare? How many liters do they have per year?
    • 2-4 young/liter
    • 2-3 liters/year
  54. What are the food habits of the Snowshoe Hare?
    • herbivore
    • succulent vegetation in summer
    • twigs, buds, bark in winter
  55. What is the status/economic importance of the Snowshoe Hare?
    • game species
    • pest species (girdles young trees)
  56. What is the range of the Snowshoe Hare?
    • Boreal and montane forests
    • Northern US
    • Canada
    • Alaska


  57. Order: ___________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: ___________
    • Order: Carnivora
    • Family: Mustelidae
    • Common Name: American Marten


  58. Order: ___________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: ___________
    • Order: Carnivora
    • Family: Mustelidae
    • Common Name: American Marten
  59. What animals are found in the family Mustelidae?
    • weasels
    • badgers
    • otters


  60. Order: __________
    Family: ___________
    Common Name: __________
    • Order: Carnivora
    • Family: Mustelidae
    • Common Name: Fisher


  61. Order: __________
    Family: __________
    Common Name: ____________
    • Order: Carnivora
    • Family: Mustelidae
    • Common Name: Fisher


  62. Order: _________
    Family: _________
    Common Name: ___________
    • Order: Carnivora
    • Family: Mustelidae
    • Common Name: Short-tailed Weasel or Ermine


  63. Order: __________
    Family: __________
    Common Name: ___________
    • Order: Carnivora
    • Family: Mustelidae
    • Common Name: Short-tailed Weasel or Ermine


  64. Order: __________
    Family: __________
    Common Name: ____________
    • Order: Carnivora
    • Family: Mustelidae
    • Common Name: Least Weasel


  65. Order: _________
    Family: _________
    Common Name: __________
    • Order: Carnivora
    • Family: Mustelidae
    • Common Name: Least Weasel
  66. What is the difference between the Least Weasel and the Short-tailed Weasel or Ermine?
    • Short-tailed Weasels have a black tipped tail, while Least Weasels do not
    • Least Weasel is the smallest carnivore
    • Short-tailed Weasel has a tail 1/3 the length of its body, while Least Weasels have a smaller tail


  67. Order: _________
    Family: _________
    Common Name: __________
    • Order: Carnivora
    • Family: Mustelidae
    • Common Name: Long-tailed Weasel

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