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Bio ch 34 terms 3

Bio ch 34 terms 3 - Dinosaur Member of an extremely diverse...

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Cloaca (klo-a´-kuh) A common opening for the digestive, urinary, and reproductive tracts found in many nonmammalian vertebrates but in few mammals. Conodont An early, soft-bodied vertebrate with prominent eyes and dental elements. Craniate A chordate with a head. Diapsid (di-ap'-sid) Member of an amniote clade distinguished by a pair of holes on each side of the skull. Diapsids include the lepidosaurs and archosaurs.
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Unformatted text preview: Dinosaur Member of an extremely diverse clade of reptiles varying in body shape, size, and habitat. Birds are the only extant dinosaurs. Endothermic Referring to organisms with bodies that are warmed by heat generated by metabolism. This heat is usually used to maintain a relatively stable body temperature higher than that of the external environment....
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