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.Diurnality is an animal behavior characterized by being active during the day and sleeping at night.^ Diurnal (die UR nl) Primarily active during the day.
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^ A nocturnal animal usually feeds at night and sleeps during the day.
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^ A diurnal animal is one that does most of its daily functions during the day and sleeps at night.
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.Animals that are not diurnal might be nocturnal (active at night) or crepuscular (active primarily during twilight, i.e., at dusk and dawn). [1] Many animal species are diurnal, including many mammals, insects, lizards and birds.^ It is active both during the day and at night.
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^ Diurnal (die UR nl) Primarily active during the day.
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^ A nocturnal animal usually feeds at night and sleeps during the day.
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.The diurnal pattern is often controlled internally by the circadian rhythm (endogenous rhythm) of the animal.^ Unlike many rodents that are often kept as pets, chipmunks are a diurnal animal that will play all day long and sleep all night.
  • How to Buy a Pet Chipmunk | eHow.com 25 September 2009 1:24 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ Therefore, when circadian rhythms may interfere with mood regulation in humans the differences between nocturnal and diurnal species may be crucial and a diurnal animal model may be advantageous.
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^ Estrus and estrogen-induced changes in circadian rhythms in a diurnal rodent, Octodon degus.
  • University of Michigan: Chronobiology & Neuroendocrinology Lab 16 September 2009 22:10 UTC www.lsa.umich.edu [Source type: Academic]

.In some animals, especially insects, external patterns of the environment control the activity (exogenous rhythms, as opposed to patterns inherent in the habitat).^ Effects of environment on animal activity.
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^ Entrainment: The daily resetting of the clock by some exogenous cue such as light so that rhythms are synchronized or entrained to the exogneous cue.
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^ Audition in many animals also includes ultrasound (e.g., bats, insects, dolphins, some fish) and infrasound (whales, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, crocodiles etc.

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.Some mainly nocturnal or crepuscular animals have been domesticated as pets and have changed into diurnal animals to coincide with the cycle of human life.^ Some animals have both nocturnal and diurnal species.
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^ While this may be fine for humans, it is not for a diurnal animal.
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^ A life of Japanese monkey Japanese monkeys are diurnal animal.
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.Examples are pet dogs and cats, which are derived from the wolf and the wild cat.^ Wolf Spiders - Lyosidae, Genus Lycosa The Wolf Spider got its name because it stalks its prey like a wild dog.

^ Some homeowners resort to more interesting ways of dealing with this problem, such as collecting and planting fur from pets such as domestic cats and dogs in attics.
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^ Primates (including humans), dogs, cats, rodents, hoofed-animals, seals, and whales are some examples of mammals.
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.However, these animals may exhibit their species' original behavior when they are born feral.^ Diurnal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Diurnal (" daily") may refer to: Diurnality, the behavior of an animal that is active in the daytime; Diurnal motion, the apparent motion of stars around the Earth .
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^ All these ways are possible, and all are in compliance with laws of physics, but they are not all actually expressed - they are constrained by the behavior of the next higher level.

^ However, if animals are under harassment, they will not howl and only tracks will indicate that they are around.
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.June 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Other animals have been forced from their normal cycle to an alternate one as a means of avoiding predators, such as beavers becoming nocturnal creatures after extended predation by mankind.^ In my experience it is an opportunistic and adaptable creature which requires only sufficient space in which to escape it's only important predator, man.

^ Animals that expect to remain in social contact do not injure each other because they will need to retain each other as allies against external forces.
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^ Bufo Viridis is a primarily diurnal animal (is awake by day), which is a departure from the normal toad who is nocturnal.
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.Many plants are also diurnal or nocturnal, depending on the time period when the most effective pollinators, i.e., insects, visit the plant.^ Many of the larger insects call and are active at night, making them easier to locate and confer an advantage to nocturnal insect foraging.
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^ Yet, the incongruence of data may be related to the fact that most research was performed in nocturnal animals while modeling disorders in a diurnal mammal (humans).
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^ Nocturnal activity patterns preclude many of the diurnal predators, such as raptors, from creating any serious threat.
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.For example, as most angiosperm species of flower are visited by many various insects, the flower adapts its phenology to the most effective pollinators in order to ensure proper reproduction and longevity of the species.^ Gribel R, Gibbs PE, Queiroz AL (1999) Flowering phenology and pollination biology of Ceiba pentandra (Bombacaceae) in Central Amazonia.

^ The forests abound with insects that feed off the nectar of a specific type of flower, thus pollinating that flower and helping it survive.
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^ In many cases, two different species adapt themselves to fulfill each other's needs.
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.Thus, the effectiveness of relative diurnal or nocturnal species of insects affects the diurnal or nocturnal nature of the plants they pollinate, causing in some instances an adjustment of the opening and closing cycles of the plants.^ For instance, some cycles are weak Zeitgebers.
  • Circadiana: Clock Tutorial #6: To Entrain Or Not To Entrain, That Is The Question 16 September 2009 22:10 UTC circadiana.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A nocturnal plant has flowers which open at night.
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^ Some organisms are diurnal, some are nocturnal, and some are crepuscular.
  • Circadian Rhythms 16 September 2009 22:10 UTC www.circadian.org [Source type: Academic]

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References

  1. ^ Gullan, P.J. and P.S. Cranston, 1994. The Insects: An Outline of Entomology. Chapman and Hall London. pg. 115.
  2. ^ Gullan and Cranston.
  3. ^ Diurnal and Nocturnal Pollination Article

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