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Biology 3446B Study Guide - Final Guide: Fox Squirrel, Snowshoe Hare, Eastern Cottontail


Department
Biology
Course Code
BIOL 3446B
Professor
Scott Petrie
Study Guide
Final

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Class Order Family/Litter size Species/Food Habits/Importance Dental Formula
(incisor, canine, premolar, molar)
Mammalia Didelphimorphia Didelphidae
5-16
Virginia opposum (O) Furbearer 5 1 3 4 x 2 = 50
4 1 3 4
Lagomorpha Leporidae
2-8
Eastern cottontail (H) Game
Arctic hare (H)
European hare (H)
Snowshoe hare (H)
2 0 3 3 x 2 = 28
1 0 2 3
Rodentia Sciuridae
2-7
Eastern gray squirrel (O) Game
Eastern fox squirrel (O)
Red squirrel (O)
Woodchuck (H)
1 0 (1-2) 3 x 2 = 20-22
1 0 1 3
Castoridae
2-4
American Beaver (H) Furbearer 1 0 1 3 x 2 = 20
1 0 1 3
Muridae
5-6
Muskrat (H) Furbearer 1 0 0 3 x 2 = 16
1 0 0 3
Capromyidae
2-11
Nutria (H) Furbearer 1 0 1 3 x 2 = 20
1 0 1 3
Erethizontidae
1
American porcupine (H) Pest 1 0 1 3 x 2 = 20
1 0 1 3
Carnivora Ursidae
1-2
American black bear (O) Game
Grizzly/Brown bear (O)
Polar bear (O)
3 1 4 2 x 2 = 42
3 1 4 3
Procyonidae
2-7
Northern raccoon (O) Game 3 1 4 2 x 2 = 40
3 1 4 2
Mustelidae
1-10
American marten (C) Furbearer
Fisher (C)
Short-tailed weasel (Ermine) (C)
Least weasel (C)
Long-tailed weasel (C)
Black-footed ferret (C)
American mink (C)
Northern river otter (C)
Sea otter (C)
Wolverine (C)
American Badger (C)
3 1 (3-4) 1 x 2 = 32-38
(2-3)1(3-4)2
Mephitidae
5-6
Striped skunk (O) Furbearer 3 1 3 1 x 2 = 34
3 1 3 2
Canidae
4-10
Coyote (O) Furbearer
Wolf (C)
Red fox (C)
Swift fox (C) Also endangered
3 1 4 2 x 2 = 42
3 1 4 3
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