What Do You Know About The Nelson's Small-eared Shrew Quiz

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What Do You Know About The Nelsons Small-eared Shrew Quiz - Quiz

This animal named Nelson’s small-eared shrew is of mammal in the family Soricidae, it is endemic to eastern Mexico. Take a quiz and learn more about this animal.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This species was first discovered in the 80s by?

    • A.

      Edward William Nelson

    • B.

      Edward Alphonso Goldman

    • C.

      San Martin

    • D.

      A and B only

    Correct Answer
    D. A and B only
    Explanation
    Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman were both renowned American naturalists and explorers who made significant contributions to the field of biology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They conducted numerous expeditions and discovered several new species during their careers. Therefore, it is plausible that they could have been the ones to first discover the species mentioned in the question. However, there is no information given about San Martin, so it cannot be determined whether they were involved in the discovery or not.

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  • 2. 

    This 1894 mammal species scientific name is?

    • A.

      Cryptosis Nelson

    • B.

      Cryptosis Rat

    • C.

      Cryptotis nelsoni

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Cryptotis nelsoni
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cryptotis nelsoni. This is the scientific name of the 1894 mammal species mentioned in the question.

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  • 3. 

    It is of kingdom Animalia and class Mammalia of Genus?

    • A.

      Crispieces

    • B.

      Crpsytons

    • C.

      Cryptosin

    • D.

      Cryptotis

    Correct Answer
    D. Cryptotis
    Explanation
    The given question is asking for the genus of an organism that belongs to the kingdom Animalia and class Mammalia. Among the options provided, "Cryptotis" is the only one that represents a valid genus name. Therefore, "Cryptotis" is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    It was thought to be extinct but research carried out showed they are still existing, research was done in the year?

    • A.

      2000

    • B.

      2001

    • C.

      2003

    • D.

      2004

    Correct Answer
    C. 2003
    Explanation
    The question states that the species in question was believed to be extinct, but research conducted revealed that they still exist. This implies that the research was conducted after the species was thought to be extinct. Among the given options, the only year that comes after the species was believed to be extinct is 2003. Therefore, the correct answer is 2003.

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  • 5. 

    The explorers found out this species was under pressure from human activities such as?

    • A.

      Logging

    • B.

      Cattle grazing

    • C.

      Induced fires and agriculture

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The explorers discovered that the species they were studying was facing pressure from various human activities. Logging, cattle grazing, induced fires, and agriculture were all identified as factors contributing to the species' decline. These activities directly impact the species' habitat and food sources, leading to a decrease in their population.

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  • 6. 

    Cryptotis nelson head and body length measured at?

    • A.

      56-100mm

    • B.

      54-100mm

    • C.

      55-100mm

    • D.

      55-199mm

    Correct Answer
    C. 55-100mm
    Explanation
    Cryptotis nelson is a species of small mammal. The given answer, 55-100mm, suggests that the head and body length of Cryptotis nelson is typically between 55mm and 100mm. This range indicates the average size of this species, providing a reference for understanding its physical characteristics.

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  • 7. 

    This small to medium-sized shrew has sooty brown fur that is darker than that of the related?

    • A.

      C. Mexicana

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      Cambodia

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. C. Mexicana
    Explanation
    The correct answer is C. Mexicana because the question states that the shrew has sooty brown fur that is darker than that of the related species. This implies that there is a related species with lighter brown fur, and C. Mexicana is the only option provided that fits this description.

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  • 8. 

    They have the voracious appetite which makes them eat very frequently and so are active throughout?

    • A.

      Day

    • B.

      Night

    • C.

      Morning

    • D.

      Day and Night

    Correct Answer
    D. Day and Night
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Day and Night" because the statement mentions that they have a voracious appetite and eat very frequently, which implies that they are active throughout both day and night.

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  • 9. 

    The animal was last seen 109 years ago after it was thought to have gone extinct, and later to be seen in the year?

    • A.

      2010

    • B.

      2002

    • C.

      2003

    • D.

      2004

    Correct Answer
    C. 2003
    Explanation
    The animal was last seen 109 years ago, which would place the sighting in the year 2003. This suggests that the animal was thought to have gone extinct prior to 2003, and then was seen again in that year.

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  • 10. 

    Which year was the team of zoologist set off for San Martin Tuxtla volcano to find this animal?

    • A.

      2004

    • B.

      2001

    • C.

      2003

    • D.

      2004

    Correct Answer
    D. 2004
    Explanation
    In 2004, the team of zoologists set off for San Martin Tuxtla volcano to find this animal.

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