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Question 1: In most subsequent forms, many of these early ribs have been lost, and in living ________ and reptiles, there is great variation in rib structure and number.

Question 2: In ________, there are often two sets of ribs attached to the vertebral column.
Fish anatomyFishForage fishPelagic fish

Question 3: The sacral ribs were stout and short, since they formed part of the ________, connecting the backbone to the hip bones.
Human legTorsoPelvisLower limb

Question 4: In some animals, especially ________, ribs may provide support and protection for the entire body.

Question 5: In vertebrate anatomy, ribs (________ costae) are the long curved bones which form the ribcage.
LatinRoman EmpireOld LatinVulgar Latin

Question 6: ________ typically have no ribs, aside from a sacral pair, which form part of the pelvis.
True toadPoison dart frogMicrohylidaeFrog

Question 7: In ________ and placental mammals, the cervical and lumbar ribs are found only as tiny remnants fused to the vertebrae, where they are referred to as transverse processes.

Question 8: Mammals usually also only have distinct ribs on the thoracic vertebra, although fixed cervical ribs are also present in ________.
Even-toed ungulateMarsupialMonotremePrimate

Question 9: In birds, ribs are present as distinct bones only on the thoracic region, although small fused ribs are present on the ________.
Thoracic vertebraeSacrumAtlas (anatomy)Cervical vertebrae

Question 10: The ribcage is separated from the lower abdomen by the ________ which controls breathing.
Thoracic diaphragmCirculatory systemLungRespiratory system

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