Levin, Chapter 16

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  1. Which group first appeared in the Cenozoic?
    Frogs
    Gastropods
    Sand dollars
    Scleractinian corals
    Snakes

  2. Which group of plankton diversified greatly in the Cenozoic?
    Coccoliths
    Fusulinids
    Globigerinids
    Graptolites
    Rotaliids

  3. Which group of plants diversified greatly during the Cenozoic?
    Angiosperms
    Conifers
    Ferns
    Lycopods
    Sphenopsids

  4. During which geologic era were frogs most diverse and abundant?
    Cenozoic
    Mesozoic
    Paleozoic
    Precambrian

  5. What kind of animal is Diatryma?
    A large carnivorous flightless bird
    A large herbivorous flightless bird
    A penguin
    The first bird
    The first song bird

  6. On which continent did marsupial mammals originate?
    Africa
    Australia
    Eurasia
    North America
    South America

  7. On which continent do most marsupial mammals live today?
    Africa
    Australia
    Eurasia
    North America
    South America

  8. On which continent do monotreme mammals live today?
    Africa
    Australia
    Eurasia
    North America
    South America

  9. Which two groups of mammals somehow got from Africa to South America in the Oligocene Epoch, possibly by rafting?
    Anteaters and ground sloths
    Horses and camels
    Lions and saber-tooth tigers
    Marsupials and monotremes
    Rodents and monkeys

  10. Which group of placental mammals is most similar to the original Cretaceous placentals?
    Carnivores
    Primates
    Rodents
    Shrews
    Whales

  11. Which group of mammals has extensively modified the teeth for eating plants but retains primitive limbs and feet?
    Artiodactyls
    Bats
    Perissodactyls
    Rodents
    Whales

  12. Which group of mammals usually has an odd number of toes per foot, and sometimes walks on a single toe?
    Artiodactyls
    Perissodactyls
    Primates
    Proboscidians
    Rodents

  13. What were the largest sea predators during the Paleocene Epoch?
    Bony fishes
    Mosasaurs
    Plesiosaurs
    Sharks
    Whales

  14. What group includes the largest mammals of all time?
    Artiodactyls
    Carnivores
    Perissodactyls
    Proboscidians
    Whales

  15. What group includes the largest land mammals of all time?
    Artiodactyls
    Carnivores
    Perissodactyls
    Proboscidians
    Whales

  16. What group(s) of animals diversified when grasslands developed?
    Predatory birds
    Rodents
    Snakes
    Song birds
    All of the above

  17. Match each mammal group with the time that it first arrived in South America.
    Camels
    Cats
    Edentates
    Horses
    Marsupials
    Monkeys
    Rabbits
    Rodents
    Ungulates
    Cretaceous
    Eocene
    Oligocene
    Paleocene
    Pliocene

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