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Question 1: The extinct dromornithids represent early offshoots of the anseriform line, possibly derived from screamer-like ancestors, and so maybe ________ (if it is an Anseriform).
DinosaurEremopezusBirdGastornis

Question 2: The Anseriformes and the ________ (pheasants, etc.) are the most primitive neognathous birds, and should follow ratites and tinamous in bird classification systems.
PasserinePenguinGalliformesLoon

Question 3: Subfamily Tadorninae: Shelducks and sheldgeese - probably ________
ParaphylyCladisticsDNA barcodingClade

Question 4: The earliest known Anseriform is the recently discovered Vegavis, which lived during the ________ period[1].
DinosaurCretaceousCretaceous–Tertiary extinction eventGeologic time scale

Question 5: It is thought that the Anseriformes originated when the original Galloanserae (the group to which Anseriformes and ________ belong) split into the two main lineages.
GalliformesBirdLoonPasserine

Question 6: Anhimidae
Anseranatidae
________
For fossil families, see text
TadorninaeAnatinaeAnatidaeBird

Question 7: The prehistoric wading presbyornithids and the huge and possibly ________ dromornithids were even more bizarre.
HypercarnivorePredationCarnivoreHerbivore

Question 8: ________ systematics, especially regarding placement of some "odd" genera in the dabbling ducks or shelducks, is not fully resolved.
BirdTadorninaeAnatidaeAnatinae







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