Which of the following gila monster adaptations is based on the reproductive cycles of gambel’s quails and cottontail rabbits? a. water absorption through their leaky skin b. fat storage in their tails c. burrowing during periods of inactivity d. their crepuscular activity schedule
The correct answer is:
b. fat storage in their tails
Gila monsters deposit fat in their tail whenever they eat so they can apply it later in a shortage of food. Because their preys, such as Gambel’s quails and cottontail rabbits, have a sexual cycle that does not give the Gila monsters regular preys, they use this attribute to store energy as a form of adjustment to their preys' reproductive cycle.
Gila monster is a venomous lizard, native to Mexican states and United states. Gila monster shows adaptations to feed on Gambel's quails and cottontail rabbits according to their reproductive cycle.
The Gambel's quails and cottontail rabbits breed and lay eggs during April to May. As Gila monsters mainly depend on these two organisms as their prey, they can consume the large amount of food in a time (during their nesting period) and can store the food in the form of fat in their tails for later use.
Thus, the correct answer is 'option b). fat storage in their tails.'
The answer is B. Hope it help
Gila monsters store fat in their tail whenever they eat so they can use it later in lack of food. Because their preys, such as Gambel’s quails and cottontail rabbits, have a reproductive cycle that does not give the Gila monsters constant preys, they use this characteristic to store energy as a form of adaptation to their preys' reproductive cycle.
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