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Studying mammals: The insect hunters
Studying mammals: The insect hunters

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe the lifestyle of a variety of insect eaters, from four orders

  • give examples of adaptations linked to feeding in insect eaters

  • explain the limited extent to which insectivores can be regarded as ‘primitive’

  • characterise typical adult mammalian dentition and understand dental formulae

  • recognise teleology and write down accounts of evolution that do not assume purpose or direction.