Ch 2: Orders Eulipotyphia, Chiroptera & Didelphimorphia

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Review the orders Eulipotyphia, Chiroptera and Didelphimorphia with this engaging collection of animal lessons and quizzes. These online study tools offer you a quick and simple way to review these animal orders for homework assignments, class projects or upcoming exams.

Orders Eulipotyphia, Chiroptera & Didelphimorphia - Chapter Summary

This mobile-friendly chapter examines the animals of the orders Eulipotyphia, Chiroptera and Didelphimorphia. Follow along with our expert instructors to learn facts about flying fox bats, opossums, water shrews, yapoks and a variety of hedgehogs. Be sure to take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to retain the information you study. The course dashboard will monitor your progress throughout the chapter, and you can print out the text lessons if you want to study offline. Our instructors are also available to answer your questions. By the end of the chapter, you'll be equipped to:

  • Describe the habitats of flying fox bats, opossums and yapoks
  • Recognize tenrec animals, including lowland streaked, lesser and web-footed hedgehogs
  • Compare American and Eurasian water shrews
  • Interpret facts about yapoks and flying fox bats
  • Understand information regarding opossum adaptations, diet and lifespan

8 Lessons in Chapter 2: Orders Eulipotyphia, Chiroptera & Didelphimorphia
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Flying Fox Bat: Habitat & Facts

1. Flying Fox Bat: Habitat & Facts

In this lesson, we'll be learning not about foxes, but large bats aptly named the flying foxes for their size and appearance. We'll learn about their habitat and special adaptations for their nocturnal lifestyle.

Tenrecs: Lowland Streaked, Web-Footed & Lesser Hedgehog

2. Tenrecs: Lowland Streaked, Web-Footed & Lesser Hedgehog

Tenrecs are unique and diverse animals found only on Madagascar. There are numerous species of tenrec, and in this lesson we'll take a closer look at three of them: the lowland streaked tenrec, the web-footed tenrec, and the lesser hedgehog tenrec.

Water Shrews: American & Eurasian

3. Water Shrews: American & Eurasian

Don't let its size fool you, because the water shrew is an impressive little creature. In this lesson, we'll talk about two specific water shrews, the American water shrew and the Eurasian water shrew. And you might be surprised at what you learn!

Opossums: Habitat, Diet, Lifespan & Adaptations

4. Opossums: Habitat, Diet, Lifespan & Adaptations

The opossum is a type of mammal that is the only one of its kind in North America. What makes an opossum unusual, and what are some facts about this animal? Read on to learn more.

What is a Yapok? - Habitat, Behavior & Facts

5. What is a Yapok? - Habitat, Behavior & Facts

Yapok is another name for the water opossum. In this lesson, you will learn about the yapok's behavior and habitat and we will look at some facts about these interesting creatures.

Anteaters: Anatomy, Types & Habitat

6. Anteaters: Anatomy, Types & Habitat

In this lesson you can expect to learn about the four species of anteaters. We'll go over their physical characteristics and the habitats they live in in Central and South America.

Anteaters vs. Aardvarks

7. Anteaters vs. Aardvarks

Anteaters and aardvarks are often mistaken for each other, but they're very different animals. In this lesson, you'll learn the specific differences between these two insectivores.

Bats: Facts, Diet & Habitat

8. Bats: Facts, Diet & Habitat

Bats are some of the most unique members of class Mammalia. What sets them apart, and what are some facts about these winged creatures? Read on to learn more.

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