Convergent Evolution: Examples & Definition


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What is a homologous structure?

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1. A phylogeny is used to ______.

2. An example of convergent evolution is ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of convergent evolution and the characteristics it has. Topics you need to be familiar with to pass the quiz include phylogeny and homologous structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and printable worksheet to review:

  • Traits of homologous structures
  • Stages of convergent evolution
  • Uses for phylogeny
  • Examples of convergent evolution

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help students practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding convergent evolution
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about phylogeny in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve evolution practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about convergent evolution, review the corresponding lesson Convergent Evolution: Examples & Definition. This lesson will help you:

  • Distinguish the differences between homologous structures and analogous structures
  • Define phylogeny
  • Learn the process of convergent evolution
  • Show examples of convergent evolution
  • Examine properties of homoplasy