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Apatosaurus: Quiz


Question 1:
What family does Apatosaurus belong to?

Question 2: ________ supported this position in his essay "Bully for Brontosaurus", though he echoed Riggs' original argument that "Brontosaurus" is a synonym for "Apatosaurus".
Dawkins vs. GouldRichard DawkinsEvolutionStephen Jay Gould

Question 3:
What phylum does Apatosaurus belong to?

Question 4:
What classis does Apatosaurus belong to?

Question 5:
What period does the fossils of the Apatosaurus come from?
Late Jurassic,
Late Jurassic,
Pliocene to Present

Question 6:
What is the genus authority of Apatosaurus?
Jardine & Selby, 1830
Meyrick, 1920
Marsh, 1877
Pringsheim, 1863

Question 7: Apatosaurus is a member of the family Diplodocidae, a clade of gigantic sauropod ________.

Question 8: The overall thoracic volume of Apatosaurus has been estimated at 1,700 liters allowing for a 500-liter, four-chambered heart (like ________, not three-chambered like reptiles) and a 900-liter lung capacity.
BirdModern birdsEnantiornithesArchaeopteryx

Question 9: An article that appeared in the November 1997 issue of Discover Magazine reported research into the mechanics of Apatosaurus tails by Nathan Myhrvold, a computer scientist from ________.
MicrosoftMicrosoft WindowsMicrosoft OfficeInternet Explorer

Question 10: It is known from six partial skeletons, including part of a skull, which have been found in the United States, in ________, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming.

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