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6 Multiple choice questions

  1. taxonomic group, containing phyla
  2. the science of describing, naming, and classifying organisms
  3. a group of similar species
  4. a group of natural populations that are interbreeding or that could interbreed and that are reproductively isolated from other such groups
  5. taxonomists give varying degrees of importance to characters and thus produce a subjective analysis of evolutionary relationships
  6. Similarites that arise through convergent evolution

6 True/False questions

  1. convergent evolutionwhen two or more species NOT descended from a common ancestor develop similar traits


  2. ordertaxonomic group containing one or more families


  3. familya taxonomic group containing one or more genera


  4. cladisticsa taxonomic group containing one or more orders


  5. ancestral characterEvolved in an ancestor of one group but not of the other.


  6. phyluma group of similar species