Find an Exception
After completing the notes on Ecogeographical Rules find exceptions to both of the rules by examining the animals within . the collection here at the zoo, or by conducting research on the internet.
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1. Find an Exception to Bergmann's Rule
While looking through the zoo or searching through the internet come up with an example of a species within a family that goes against Bergmann's rule and explain how it is an exception.
a. Which Species fits the exception?
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b. Explain how that particular is an exception as related to similar species within its family. *
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2. Find an Exception to Allen's Rule
While looking through the zoo or searching through the internet come up with an example of a species within a family that goes against Allen's rule and explain how it is an exception.
a. Which species fits the exception?
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b. Explain how that particular is an exception as related to similar species within its family. *
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Thought Questions
Answer the following questions after completing questions 1 and 2.
3. Do the exceptions make the rules and less valid? What is the value of applying the ideas of these rules to the study of biogeography?
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4. Was it easier to think of exceptions for one rule or the other? What is one of the criticisms you could think of for using these rules to understand the distribution of life around the planet? *
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