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Tetrapods: Development of Limbs in Vertebrates

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Which best describes a tetrapod?

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1. Which of the following animals are tetrapods?

2. Tetrapods are thought to have arisen from which animals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of limb development in tetrapods. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include evolutionary ancestors of tetrapods and the properties of amniotic eggs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your ability to:

  • Describe a tetrapod
  • Identify tetrapods
  • Know the possible characteristics of a tetrapod
  • Recognize the benefits of an amniotic egg

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about tetrapod evolution in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding limb development in vertebrate tetrapods and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the evolution of tetrapods, review the lesson titled Tetrapods: Development of Limbs in Vertebrates, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define tetrapods, amphibian, amniotes, and amnion
  • Describe the adaptations that allow some tetrapods to live completely on land
  • Understand the variety of different tetrapods that exist today
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