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Question 1: Subfamily Buteoninae - buteonine hawks, true eagles and sea-eagles (c.100 living species, probably poly- or ________)
CladisticsParaphylyCladeDNA barcoding

Question 2: Accipitrids are known since Early Eocene times, or about from 50 mya onwards, in fact, but these early remains are too fragmentary and/or basal to properly assign a place in the ________.
PhylogeneticsComputational phylogeneticsCladeEvolution

Question 3: In contrast most of the ________ possess bare heads without feathers; this is thought to prevent soiling on the feathers and aid in thermoregulation.
Lappet-faced VultureIndian White-rumped VultureOld World vultureAccipitriformes

Question 4: The latter are fairly likely also poly- or paraphyletic, with some aberrant species like the Bearded and ________ standing apart from the naked-necked "(not so)true" vultures.
Cinereous VultureCape VultureEgyptian VultureGriffon Vulture

Question 5: What can be determined is that in all probability, the group originated on either side of the ________, which during that time was only 60-80% its present width.
Arctic OceanIndian OceanAtlantic OceanPacific Ocean

Question 6: Until the 14th century even these were surpassed by the ________ Haast's Eagle of New Zealand, which is estimated to have weighed 14 kg.
Conservation biologyExtinctionEvolutionHolocene extinction

Question 7: The Accipitridae have a cosmopolitan distribution, being found on all the world's continents (except ________) and a number of oceanic island groups.
Atacama DesertDesertKalahari DesertAntarctica

Question 8: Genus Buteogallus (probably ________, might include Leucopternis in part)
ParaphylyDNA barcodingCladeCladistics

Question 9: ________ (AMNH) (2007): AMNH FR 2941 specimen information.
American Museum of Natural HistoryNew York CityManhattanDinosaur

Question 10: According to the molecular data, the Buteoninae are most likely poly- or ________, with the true eagles, the sea eagles, and the buteonine hawks apparently representing distinct lineages.
ParaphylyCladeDNA barcodingCladistics


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