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Palaeognathae: Quiz


Question 1: Gondwana is the crucial territory in a major scientific question about the evolution of Palaeognathae, and thus about the evolution of all of the ________.
Modern birdsEnantiornithesBirdNeognathae

Question 2:
  • Genus Palaeotis (________: Middle Eocene) - includes Palaeogrus geiseltalensis
    Geologic time scaleFossilPaleontologyGeology

Question 3: They also interpret Limenavis, from ________ Patagonia, as evidence of a Cretaceous and monophyletic origin for paleognathes.
Late CretaceousMaastrichtianGeologic time scaleCretaceous–Tertiary extinction event

Question 4: There are extinct orders: the Lithornithiformes, the Dinornithiformes (moas), and the ________ (elephant birds).
AepyornisPalaeognathaeElephant BirdRatite

Question 5: He may also have eggs deposited in his nest by females that did not breed with him, in cases of ________.
Brood parasiteMimicryKleptoparasitismBird

Question 6: Hope (2002) reviewed all known bird fossils from the Mesozoic looking for evidence of the origin of the evolutionary radiation of the ________.
PalaeognathaeNeognathaeModern birdsEnantiornithes

Question 7: It also placed the tinamous within the ratites, more derived than ostriches, or rheas and as a sister group to emus and kiwis, and this makes ratites ________.
CladeCladisticsParaphylyDNA barcoding

Question 8: Today, ratites such as the ________ are farmed and sometimes even kept as pets.
Elephant BirdPalaeognathaeOstrichBird

Question 9:
  • Genus ________ (about 6 living species, possibly 1 recently extinct)
    KiwiRatiteBirdGreat Spotted Kiwi

Question 10: [5] There is an acute angle between the ________ and coracoid, as in all flying birds.
HumerusClavicleCoracoid processScapula


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