Biology Today and Tomorrow without Physiology (MindTap Course List)
Author: Cecie Starr, Christine Evers, Lisa Starr
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Homo neanderthalensis, Australopithecus afarensis, Homo habilis, and Homo erectus. According to fossil records and discoveries, how do these human species vary?
Birds are supposed to be the dinosaurs' closest relatives. List and explain five reasons why the Aves have been able to adapt (morphological traits) and survive in the ever-changing world we live into this day.
The evolution of which of the following features of mammals is hardest to trace through the fossil record? a. Jaw structure b. Mammary glands c. Middle ear structure d. Development of hair
The fossil record shows that the ﬁrst mammals evolved 220 million years ago. The supercontinent Pangaea began to break apart 200 million years ago. On which continents would you predict that fossils of the ﬁrst mammals will be found?
What is the DNA analysis and fossil records of the animal aye-aye
Why do you think baleen whales are generally larger than toothed whales? Why are they capable of growing larger than even the largest dinosaurs?
Are the limbs modified into wings of bats and the wings of birds examples of evolutionary analogy or homology? What about whale fins compared to fish fins?
Professor Andrew, a paleontologist discovers a transitional fossil between a stem amniote and mammal. In 150 words express on what group of animals this might have belonged to and on their major antomical features !
Some scientists suggest that the Neanderthals and possibly Denisovans, never went extinct, but instead where assimilated into Homo Sapiens. What evidence would you look for to support this hypothesis?
According to the fossil record, which of these species is the earliest of the Homo genus? a. H. sapiens d. H. heidelbergensis b. H. erectus e. H. ergaster c. H. habilis
after the mass extinction that occured 65 million years ago, mammals rapidly diversified to occupy habitats that were previously unavailable to them. What concept does this illustrate?
With what group do hominoids share the most recent common ancestor? (a) Old World monkeys (b) New World monkeys (c) tarsiers (d) lemurs (e) lorises and galagos
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