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Rodent Quiz [Jan. 29th, 2006|10:24 pm]
Nicodemus
Here's the quiz I passed out at FC's Rodent Panel:

Sure, you know your species, but how about the other two thousand or so rodents? Which of the following are genuine members of the order rodentia? Record whether each is a rodent (yes/no) by commenting on this entry (or just using a scrap of paper). The next entry in my journal will be the answers.

1. Flying Squirrel
2. Beaver
3. Marmot
4. Anteater
5. Nutria / Coypu
6. Porcupine
7. Capybara
8. Skunk
9. Vole
10. Mongoose
11. Lemming
12. Pika
13. Cavy
14. Meerkat
15. Shrew
16. Muskrat
17. Pine Marten
18. Chinchilla


A score of 10 or more qualifies you as a knowledable honorary rodent. The top score at the panel, IIRC, was 16/18. Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: crosscheck_fox
2006-01-30 06:42 am (UTC)
Where are the wolves on that list? With their pointy snoots and evil bitey nature, why they have to be rats! Especially that Brokken fellah! *nod*
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[User Picture]From: rosequoll
2006-01-30 07:02 am (UTC)
1. depends on what you're refering to as "flying squirrel". If you mean the Australian one, no. It's a masupial in the order Diprotodontia. The American flying squirrel (Northern Flying squirrel) is a rodent.

2. Beavers are rodents, and as far as I know, the largest in North America? I think you have to head to south america to get the Cavies.

3. Rodent, though I know nothing about them.

4. Non-rodent. Freakiest animals ever, in my opinion (depending on which kind)

5. Rodent, again, I know nothing about them other than that.

6. Rodent.

7. roooodent. Gnawgnaw. World's largest!

8. Notarodent. Pointy teeth! Mustelid.

9. Rodent

10. Again, pointyteeth. Not a rodent. Viiverid.

11. Rodent. Good food for snowy owls.

12. Chuu? Lagomorph!

13. Yay! Cavy! Are we talking cavy like a guinea pig? Or a Patagonia Cavy (Mara)? Either way, rodent.

14. Vivverid. Herpestid. Pointyteeth. =)

15. Insectivore, actually.

16. Rodent

17. Mustelid. Pointyteeth.

18. Rodent, which I always thought was weird, considering they're VERY lagomorph looking, and give birth to furred young. Of course, so do cavies, so I guess that doesn't count...
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[User Picture]From: rosequoll
2006-01-30 07:03 am (UTC)
or to make it simple, the rodents are:

1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 16, 18
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2006-01-30 07:03 am (UTC)
1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Yes
4. No
5. Yes
6. Yes
7. Yes (Largest)
8. No
9. No
10. No
11. Yes
12. No
13. Yes (Not sure what this is)
14. No
15. No
16. Yes
17. No
18. Yes
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[User Picture]From: dour
2006-01-30 07:12 am (UTC)
Hmm... I'll be guessing on half of these. So I'll bold the ones I'm fairly certain of.

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Yes
4. No
5. Yes
6. Yes
7. Yes
8. No
9. No
10. No
11. Yes
12. No
13. Yes
14. No
15. No
16. No
17. No
18. Yes
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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2006-01-30 07:29 am (UTC)
1. Flying Squirrel y
2. Beaver y
3. Marmot y
4. Anteater n
5. Nutria / Coypu y
6. Porcupine y
7. Capybara y
8. Skunk n
9. Vole y
10. Mongoose n
11. Lemming y
12. Pika y
13. Cavy y
14. Meerkat n
15. Shrew y
16. Muskrat n
17. Pine Marten n
18. Chinchilla n
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[User Picture]From: rubbertexcooper
2006-01-30 09:41 am (UTC)
I miss my pet rats... used to have alot before my mom said no more pets. One I had was really intelligent... she used to figure out how to open the cage, climb out, onto the shelf above my bed then down onto my bed. She would wake me up for school every morning and when I got home she would be waiting right at the corner of my bed for me. Ive never seen an animal with that much dedication. O.O Course I loved ALL my pets. Every one was different. =3

I need to show you sometime some of my flying squirrel drawings. Flying squirrels are awesome. I loved that suit at FC, but never found out what its name was. =/
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[User Picture]From: captpackrat
2006-01-30 06:47 pm (UTC)
1 yes
2 yes (largest North American rodent)
3 yes (related to the Woodchuck)
4 no (Edentata)
5 yes
6 yes
7 yes (biggest of all rodents)
8 No (Mustelidae)
9 yes (Voles yes, Moles, no)
10 no (Viveridae)
11 yes
12 no (Lagomorph)
13 yes (a.k.a. guinea pigs)
14 no (Viveridae)
15 no (Insectivora)
16 yes (a.k.a. Water Rat)
17 no (Mustelidae)
18 yes (Mmmmmm, fluffy!)
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[User Picture]From: captpackrat
2006-01-30 06:49 pm (UTC)
Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-01-31 01:45 am (UTC)
Ow. My cerebellum just cramped. ;)
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[User Picture]From: mcfractal
2006-02-02 04:24 am (UTC)
1. Flying Squirrel Yes
2. Beaver Yes
3. Marmot Yes
4. Anteater No
5. Nutria / Coypu Yes
6. Porcupine Yes
7. Capybara Yes (Contriversial but they're considered the worlds largest rodent)
8. Skunk No
9. Vole Yes
10. Mongoose No
11. Lemming Yes
12. Pika No (Pikas are Lagomorphs)
13. Cavy Yes Somewhat controversial
14. Meerkat No
15. Shrew No
16. Muskrat Yes
17. Pine Marten No Unless you really are what you eat!
18. Chinchilla Yes With most South American Rodents, slightly controversial but yes.
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