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Type: Multiple-Choice
Category: Zoology
Level: College
Author: jmaresh@wcupa.edu
Created: 2 weeks ago

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College Zoology

Which of these statements below DOES NOT accurately describe the trade-offs between endothermy and ectothermy?
  1. Ectothermy is metabolically economical, due to the cost of maintaining a high core body temperature in endotherms.
  2. Ectotherms do better where food supplies are limited compared to similarly-sized endotherms.
  3. Endothermic predators are dominant over ecothermic predators and prey in colder water.
  4. Due to performance asymmetry and niche evolution rates, endothermy is the most successful strategy at tropical latitudes.
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