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Autapomorphy: Quiz


Question 1: ________ – a trait that is found in several terminal groups but evolved independently (i.e., was not present in their common ancestor)
BirdParallel evolutionConvergent evolutionCountershading

Question 2: That is, it is found only in one member of a ________, but not found in any others or outgroup taxa, not even those most closely related to the group (which may be a species, family or in general any clade).
Computational phylogeneticsCladePhylogeneticsGhost lineage

Question 3: In ________, an autapomorphy is a derived trait that is unique to a given terminal group.
CladeComputational phylogeneticsCladisticsPhylogenetics


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