Vertebrate Vocabulary Quiz Stats

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Definition Vocabulary term % Correct
A mammal, such as a koala, kangaroo, or opossum, whose young complete their embryonic development inside a maternal pouch called the marsupium. marsupial
68.2%
A long flexible rod that runs along the dorsal axis of the body in the future position of the vertebral column.notochord
60.6%
Member of the tetrapod class Amphibia, including salamanders, frogs, and caecilians. amphibian
57.6%
A structure in the pregnant uterus for nourishing a viviparous fetus with the mother’s blood supply; formed from the uterine lining and embryonic membranes. placenta
56.1%
Member of the class Mammalia, amniotes with mammary glands that produce milk.mammal
50%
Member of the phylum Chordata, animals that at some point during their development have a notochord; a dorsal, hollow nerve cord; pharyngeal slits or clefts; and a muscular, post-achordate
43.9%
Member of an extremely diverse group of ancient reptiles varying in body shape, size, and habitat. dinosaur
40.9%
Member of the clade of amniotes that includes tuatara, lizards, snakes, turtles, crocodilians, and birdsreptile
40.9%
Definition Vocabulary term % Correct
A vertebrate with two pairs of limbs, including mammals, amphibians, and birds and other reptiles. tetrapod
40.9%
An arrangement of the fingers such that the thumb can touch the ventral surface of the fingertips of all four fingers. opposable thumb
34.8%
In aquatic osteichthyans, a protective bony flap that covers and protects the gills. operculum
28.8%
A species on the human branch of the evolutionary tree; a member of the family Hominidae, including Homo sapiens and our ancestors. hominid
22.7%
Member of the group of flightless birds. ratite
16.7%
A chordate with a head. craniate
13.6%
The evolution of different features of an organism at different rates. mosaic evolution
3%

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