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Question 1: [6] The term Sauropsida is used to denote all species not on the synapsid side after the synapsid/sauropsid split, a branch-based ________.
PhylogeneticsComputational phylogeneticsGhost lineageClade

Question 2: Archosauromorpha (crocodiles, ________, and their extinct relatives)
EnantiornithesModern birdsArchaeopteryxBird

Question 3: Reclassifying reptiles has been among the key aims of ________.
CladisticsCladePhylogenetic nomenclatureBiological classification

Question 4: The class Reptilia has been known to be an evolutionary grade rather than a clade for as long as ________ has been recognised.
Population geneticsNatural selectionIntroduction to evolutionEvolution

Question 5: The term Sauropsida ("lizard faces") has a long history, and hails back to ________, and his opinion that birds had risen from the dinosaurs.
Charles LyellWilliam WhewellThomas Henry HuxleyAdam Sedgwick

Question 6: Since the advent of phylogenetic nomenclature, the term ________ has fallen out of favor with many taxonomists, who have used Sauropsida in its place to include a monophyletic group containing the traditional reptiles and the birds.
AmnioteReptileMammalDinosaur

Question 7: Sauropsida ("lizard faces") is a group of ________ that includes (among other things) all existing reptiles, dinosaurs, and birds.
AmnioteMammalTetrapodSynapsid

Question 8: By the early 20th century, the fossils of ________ synapsids from South Africa had become well known, allowing palaeontologists to trace synapsid evolution in much greater detail.
Geologic time scaleCarboniferousPermianPermian–Triassic extinction event

Question 9: The Sauropsida is distinguished from Theropsida ("beast faces"), more commonly called ________, which includes mammals.
TetrapodSynapsidReptileDinosaur

Question 10: He distinguished them from mammals and their extinct relatives, which he included in the sister group Theropsida (now usually replaced with the name ________).
DinosaurTetrapodReptileSynapsid







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