Amniotes: Definition and Evolutionary Characteristics


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Select the correct order of evolutionary changes in vertebrates (from earliest to most recent)

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1. Which feature of the amniotic egg makes it suitable for land?

2. In addition to the amniotic egg, what other adaptation(s) do reptiles have for living solely on land?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Amniotes are defined in your accompanying lesson as 'tetrapods with a terrestrially adapted egg.' In this quiz, you will be tested on the evolution it took to for amniotes to develop, as well as their various characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your understanding of:

  • The order of evolutionary changes in vertebrates
  • Features of amniotic eggs
  • Evolutionary adaptations in reptiles
  • The categorization of birds
  • Characteristics of mammals

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on amniotes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've learned about the features of the amniotic egg
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to answer questions about types of amniotes, including reptiles and birds

Additional Learning

If you wish to learn more about the evolution of amniotes, read through the lesson Amniotes: Definition and Evolutionary Characteristics. Explore the following objectives through this lesson:

  • Examine the evolutionary steps of vertebrates
  • Understand the characteristics and components of amniotic eggs
  • Explore examples of amniotes
  • Know the characteristics of reptiles
  • Know the characteristics of birds