2008 ch 25
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
Which combination of the following species characteristics would cause the greatest likelihood of fossiliza-
tion in sedimentary rock?
The species was abundant.
The species was widespread.
The species had hard body parts.
The species was adapted to desert life.
The species had a long duration in geologic time.
III and IV
I, II, and III
I, II, and V
I, II, III, and V
The ostrich and the emu look very similar and live in similar habitats, however they are not very closely re-
lated. This is an example of
Which of the following pairs are homologous?
bat wing and human hand
owl wing and hornet wing
porcupine quill and cactus spine
bat forelimb and bird wing
Australian mole and North American mole
The correct sequence from the most to the least comprehensive of the taxonomic levels listed here is
family, phylum, class, kingdom, order, species, and genus.
kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species.
kingdom, phylum, order, class, family, genus, and species.
phylum, kingdom, order, class, species, family, and genus.
phylum, family, class, order, kingdom, genus, and species.
The common house fly belongs to all of the following taxa. Assuming you had access to textbooks or other
scientific literature, knowing which of the following should provide you with the greatest amount of
information about this specific organism?
Match the individuals below with their accomplishments. Options may be used once, more than once, or not