Allometric Growth: Definition & Example


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An adult animal that retains juvenile features is called _____.

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1. If you were comparing different wing-to-body-size ratios among different butterfly species, you would be looking at _____.

2. Why is a male fiddler crab's display claw so big?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can check your understanding of allometric growth through this quiz and worksheet combo. You will be quizzed on allometric growth, crab claws, uses of allometry, retention of juvenile features, and the process of comparing body ratios.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, questions will test you on:

  • Retention of juvenile features in adulthood
  • Facts about allometric growth
  • Reason for the size of a male fiddler crab's claw
  • Wing-to-body-size ratios among butterfly species
  • Uses of evolutionary allometry

Skills Practiced

You will showcase your ability in the following skill areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on allometric growth
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine true and false information about allometric growth in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the size of a crab's claw and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the uses of evolutionary allometry

Additional Learning

Continue your investigation of this subject in the accompanying lesson titled Allometric Growth: Definition & Example. This lesson looks to cover the following goals:

  • Know the common features of baby animals and the reaction they produce
  • Identify how and why Mickey Mouse has been changed throughout the years
  • Name the scientist who was influential in the original study of allometric growth