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Tetrapod: Quiz


Question 1: They had a choana and used their fins as paddles in shallow-water habitats choked with plants and ________.

Question 2: The first amniotes are known from the early part of the Late Carboniferous, and during the Triassic counted among their number the earliest mammals, turtles, and crocodiles (lizards and birds appeared in the Jurassic, and snakes in the ________).
DinosaurCretaceousGeologic time scaleCretaceous–Tertiary extinction event

Question 3: If some sort of ________ or dwarfism occurred, making the animals sexually mature and fully grown while still living on land, they would only need to visit water to drink and reproduce.

Question 4: In modern species that are sensitive to over 1 kHz ________, the footplate of the stapes is 1/20th the area of the tympanum.
Electromagnetic radiationWaveSoundFrequency

Question 5: The lobe-finned ancestors of the tetrapods evolved them further, while the ancestors of the ray-finned fishes (________) evolved their fins in a different direction.

Question 6: [7] Note that ________ and other legless reptiles are considered tetrapods because they are descended from ancestors who had a full complement of limbs.

Question 7:
What period does the fossils of the Tetrapod come from?
Upper Silurian - Lower Carboniferous
late Miocene
Late Devonian to Recent
Middle Permian

Question 8: The main strength of the ilio-sacral attachment of Eryops was by ligaments, a condition structurally, but not ________, intermediate between that of the most primitive embolomerous amphibians and early reptiles.
EvolutionComputational phylogeneticsCladePhylogenetics

Question 9: For an animal to live in a ________-neutral, aqueous environment and then invade one that is entirely different required major changes to the overall body plan, both in form and in function.
Equivalence principleGeneral relativityIntroduction to general relativityGravitation

Question 10: This is when the amphibian would grasp the ________ and, lacking any chewing mechanism, toss the head up and backwards, throwing the prey farther back into the mouth.
CarnivorePredationHerbivoreApex predator

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