Similarities And Differences Between Rusingoryx And Hadrosaur Dinosaurs
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Q1-1 Briefly indicate what the article 1 is about:
In this article according to the scientist they have found many links between Rusingoryx and hadrosaur dinosaurs. Palaeontologists have found skull of ancient wildebeest, hollow dome that makes a crest on top of the animal 's skull. Nasal dome is completely new structure for mammals. Paleontologists say that a “Pleistocene antelope with a bony nasal crest like that of some hadrosaur species is a surprising example of what’s called convergent evolution.” (Strickland, Feb.4, 2016, para. 2). This convergent evolution can be explained by the similarities in the way Rusingoryx and hadrosaurs lived. Such as “Rusingoryx and hadrosaurs enjoyed very similar lifestyles: both grazed in herds on…show more content… “A subtle, but clear pattern emerged: Languages in hotter, more forested regions such as the tropics tended to be “sonorous,” employing lower frequency sounds and using fewer distinct consonants, whereas languages in colder, drier, more mountainous places were consonant-heavy”(Underwood, Nov.4, 2015, para. 4).
They looked at the frequency of vowel and consonant and cross-reference this against climate and environmental condition.
Q2-1 Explain how the article 1 relates to anthropology:
The article compares and links the similarities between Rusingoryx and the hadrosaurs. Hadrosaurs lived 65 million years ago and Rusingoryx lived 64.9 million years later. According to the scientist this evolutionary convergence can be explain by the similarities between their lifestyle. Both mammals are herbivorous.
The article refers to the concept of macro-evolution that we learn in the lecture. “Macro-evolution occurs over thousands and millions of years and refers to biological changes in the form of the appearance of a new species” (Cerri, 2016). It’s basically introduction of a new species after long time but it show some similarities with some other species. It’s an evolution, which means continuous change.
Researchers think that the animal’s crest evolved from earlier relatives of Rusingoryx. The relative