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Transitional Fossils: Definition & Examples

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What is the definition of a transitional fossil?

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1. How do transitional fossils fit with the theory of evolution?

2. Tiktaalik roseae is a transitional fossil that shows what feature that is similar to other tetrapods, and not to fish?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is a transitional fossil? See how much knowledge you have about these fossils and review their relationship with the theory of evolution by working through the quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of these tools is to test your understanding of:

  • Animals that basilosaurids and ambulocetus are related to
  • The definition of a transitional fossil
  • How these fossils fit with the theory of evolution
  • Feature similar to other tetrapods that tiktaalik roseae shows

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a feature that makes Archaeopteryx a good transitional fossil for dinosaurs and birds
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on transitional fossils
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how transitional fossils fit in with the theory of evolution and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Transitional Fossils: Definition & Examples is a lesson available to help you complete the following tasks:

  • Examine the job duties of a paleontologist
  • Review tips when studying transitional fossils
  • See where animals first lived according to fossils
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