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Postby bicho » Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:17 pm

Below are hints to help identify the animal. Need help please...



1. This animal spends its whole life drunk usually hanging around in trees.

2. You would have to go to Asia to see one of these but chances are you don't really want to, at least not out in the wild. It's the biggest of its of kind. If you survive the bite the infection will probably do you in anyway.

3. Its anatomy shows its avian heritage but the shift in primary habitat can be considered to be a step back in the phylogenetic past. It is also a fine example of convergent evolution.

4. Not many species belong to this general group as evolution as moved on leaving them behind. The particular animal we are looking for has sort of a mixed up appearence which can also be said of its way of reproduction. You don't want to get on the wrong end of the males though. They have a nasty spine.

5. Their closest cousins are much more famous but these folks are lot more interesting. If you ran into them in a very dark alley you might confuse them for skinny little humans in need of body wax but you don't necessarily want your little kids around when they pursue their favorite activity which they supposedly do quite often.
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Postby harrypotter101 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:32 pm

It sounds like a porcupine a bit.
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Postby MichaelXY » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:23 pm

I was wondering why I saw porcupines going to AA meetings.
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Postby mith » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:30 pm

Sounds like a bat, except for the spine part...
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Re: Need help identifying the following animals

Postby Jammerz » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:54 pm

bicho wrote:2. You would have to go to Asia to see one of these but chances are you don't really want to, at least not out in the wild. It's the biggest of its of kind. If you survive the bite the infection will probably do you in anyway.

This one has to be the komodo dragon.


4. Not many species belong to this general group as evolution as moved on leaving them behind. The particular animal we are looking for has sort of a mixed up appearence which can also be said of its way of reproduction. You don't want to get on the wrong end of the males though. They have a nasty spine.

I'd also say porcupine on this one.
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Postby mith » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:30 pm

spine is probably platypus though
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Postby canalon » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:19 am

Echidna most probably.
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Postby Jammerz » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:54 am

Aye, I'd definitely agree it's a monotreme of some sort.

edit: the description also says "mixed up appearance" though, which, like mith said, makes me think "platypus".
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Postby kotoreru » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:23 am

All the questions dont relate to one animal, do they? The one about being drunk seems vaguely bizarre...
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Re: Need help identifying the following animals

Postby megaphoenixmom » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:55 pm

bicho wrote:Below are hints to help identify the animal. Need help please...



1. This animal spends its whole life drunk usually hanging around in trees.

2. You would have to go to Asia to see one of these but chances are you don't really want to, at least not out in the wild. It's the biggest of its of kind. If you survive the bite the infection will probably do you in anyway.

3. Its anatomy shows its avian heritage but the shift in primary habitat can be considered to be a step back in the phylogenetic past. It is also a fine example of convergent evolution.

4. Not many species belong to this general group as evolution as moved on leaving them behind. The particular animal we are looking for has sort of a mixed up appearence which can also be said of its way of reproduction. You don't want to get on the wrong end of the males though. They have a nasty spine.

5. Their closest cousins are much more famous but these folks are lot more interesting. If you ran into them in a very dark alley you might confuse them for skinny little humans in need of body wax but you don't necessarily want your little kids around when they pursue their favorite activity which they supposedly do quite often.


I have to say that it bothers me a great deal that you're doing this. You just copied and pasted an assignment. I worked hard using research, asking questions and am using the book to get me some of the answers you're just having people reply on. I don't think it's academically honest. :twisted:
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Postby Frankfurt » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:13 am

I have also spent a lot of time trying to figure out the answers by doing research and reading books. That fact that someone just posts the questions in a forum, and let other people answer the questions is really disgusting, and shows no sign of academic honesty and moral values.
Whoever you are, bicho, shame on you! You should not be an university student.
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Postby alextemplet » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:46 pm

But it says the animal has an avian heritage, so that would make it some sort of bird.
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