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Evolution of a Tazmanian Devil

Shows the clear evolution of a Tazmanian Devil from 5 million years to 200 million years in the future.

Danish Asif

on 15 January 2013

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Evolution of a Tasmanian Devil Body Description (100m Years) By: Danish Asif
and Collin Staud Sarcophilus reteus (Devil-Mouthed Mekat)- 5 Million Years In The Future Body Description - Smaller in size, thick white fur, sharp teeth, pointed ears, sharper claws, longer tail, and black mouth

Reproduction - They mate after winter. The mom stays with the newborns until they are on their own

Social Structure - They live in groups of (two-five) Body Description, Reproduction, and Social Structures Dasyurus mecobus (Toxic Devil) A.K.A.(Toxic Climber) 100 Million Years in the Future -Smaller, darker fur, black mouth, longer in general, bigger ears, claws Sarcophilus harrisii Lives on and below the ice aged ground of Austrailia and upper Tasmania....Colder than any tundra.. Devil-Mouthed Mekat Future Larger
Marsupials Future Large
Mammals Future Small
Rodents Future Small
Mammals Future Plants Locomotion Four feet to have grip underground
Claws to tunnel through dirt and seemingly tough material Symbiotic Relationships & Benefiting Adaptations Sucker worms suck the bacteria off of the Devil-mouthed Mekat, keeping its fur clean and feeding the worms as well ~Mutualism Behavioral Adaptations: Uses aggressiveness to get around safe
Very protective of young
Digs burrows to stay safe underground and hide from predators Physical Adaptations: Immunity to facial tumor because of extreme cold-longer lasting life
Fur turns white and more fur in general covers Devil-Mouthed Mekat to lessen chance of frostbyte, hypothermia, etc.
Adaptation to allow evolved animal to hibernate underground to survive the cruel winter
Smaller in size for a lighter faster speed
Larger fangs for a more dangerous bite
Pointed ears for improved hearing sense Great Blue Windrunner Toxic Climber Poggle Silver Spider Small Shrubs ~Great Plateau-Mountainous Range arising from the collision of Australia & Asia... Symbiotic Relationships & Benefiting Adaptations Arachnids hang on to the toxic Climber and lay their eggs to be transferred to a safer place. ~Commensalism Behavioral Adaptations: Female cries in small caves to attract mate and avoid predators
Follow nearby climbers in order not to fall or get lost
Mark their territory to maintain space Physical Adaptations Longer claws to surmount mountain range with ease
Claws have toxic to stun animals to prevent heavy drag
Tail becomes smaller to allow for faster movement and more movement in general. Reproduction- Mother hibernates in caves for two months and waits for mate. Social Structure- Entirely alone and seclusive unless dependent on a mate The Tasmanian Devil is usually about one foot tall and 2 to 4 feet long including its tail. Their fur is usually black containing a white stripe located above their front legs. Also, the jaw of a Tasmanian Devil is very brawny allowing it to tear through the flesh of its prey. In addition, when they become irritated there ears turn bright red. Tasmanian Devils are marsupials which means they have a pouch in which their joeys or young develop in for a period of time. Tasmanian Devils are now only located wild on the island of Tasmania, which is a state in Australia. Many are found near human settlements where they scavenge for food. Devils are nocturnal so they spend most of the day resting, in a state called Tupor, in caves and hollow logs. Physical Description, Habitat, and Adaptations 200 Million Years in the Future Flying Devil - (Giaucomys sarcous) Habitat Type -
In the Northern Forestry Areas,
with tall trees and shrubs Future Plants Small Rodents Future Small Mammals Flying Devil Large Reptiles Large Mammals Future Carnivorous
Birds Body Description, Reproduction, and Social Structure Body Description - Smaller, skin is black to absorb heat, and for intimidation, sharp teeth,
fury coat, wing flaps of skin, and an agile long tail Reproduction - They Mate in the spring Social Structure - After babies are on there own, they fly solo and go out on there own until they find another mate Symbiotic Relationships Commensalism : The Flying Devil perches in the treetops, and attracts plant seeds and pollen by moving around in the flowers and shrubs, therefore pollinating flowers as it moves place to place
1. Makes a loud mating call to attract nearby mates
2. Instinctively Climb to get to the highest vantage point to see prey to catch
3. They lay down flat to confuse enemies and predators
1. Black skin and fur to absorb heat and for intimidation factor
2. Sharp claws (arch shaped) for climbing improved
3. Wing flaps to use the power of wind to glide from place to place (tree to tree) Behavioral Adaptations Physical Adaptations Locomotion : Four leg movement, climb with claws, and wing flaps for flight THANKS FOR WATCHING!! Locomotion:
Walk on all four
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