Herbivory: Definition & Examples


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What does the term herbivory mean?

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1. Animals that eat plants and meat are known as:

2. Herbivores have flat _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your understanding of herbivory in this quiz/worksheet combination. Practice questions focus on adaptations to herbivores that aid in digestion of plants, fermentation, and the difference between herbivores and other types of animals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions about herbivory, including:

  • The definition of herbivory
  • A comparison of herbivores with other types of animals
  • Various adaptations for digestion and for protection
  • Different types of digestion among herbivores

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice these skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define and explain the function of diastema, rumen, and hindgut fermentators
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding prey animals

Additional Learning

Learn more about herbivores through this lesson on herbivory. Topics include:

  • A definition of herbivory
  • Adaptations for herbivory, for chewing, digestion, and protection
  • How herbivores digest food
  • Examples of herbivores