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Synapsid: Quiz


Question 1: Most Jurassic and Cretaceous cynodonts were ________, though some were carnivorous.

Question 2: They were ________ and persisted well into the Middle Jurassic.

Question 3:
What is the subphylum of Synapsid?

Question 4: Carroll 1988, Colbert & Morales 2001) and in general ________.

Question 5: Now, however, they were accompanied by the early ________ (soon to give rise to the dinosaurs).

Question 6: It is currently unknown at what stage the synapsids acquired mammalian characteristics like body hair and mammary glands, as the ________ only rarely provide direct evidence for soft tissues.
FossilGeologic time scalePaleontologyGeology

Question 7: The increasingly mammal-like carnivorous, herbivorous, and insectivorous cynodonts included the ________ from the Olenekian age, an early representative of which was Cynognathus.

Question 8: Synapsids were the dominant terrestrial animals in the middle to late ________ period.
Geologic time scaleCarboniferousPermian–Triassic extinction eventPermian

Question 9: This trait was subsequently lost in the ________ line, but developed further in the synapsids.

Question 10: The 'pelycosaurs' were the first successful group of amniotes, spreading and diversifying until they became the dominant large terrestrial animals in the latest Carboniferous and Early ________ Periods.
Permian–Triassic extinction eventPermianGeologic time scaleTriassic

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