Comparative Anatomy Of The Vertebrae

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Comparing the parts of the vertebral column


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the four major parts of a vertebra?
  • 2. 
    The vertebrae of condrichthyeans have the same anatomy as modern mammals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the elements that fills the gaps between neural arches in chondrichthyeans?
  • 4. 
    What is the fused trunk vertebrae called in fish?
  • 5. 
    The added element, the haemal arch, is found in which of these groups?
    • A. 

      Fish

    • B. 

      Amphibia

    • C. 

      Reptilia

    • D. 

      Aves

    • E. 

      Mammalia

  • 6. 
    The chevron bones are not homologuous to haemal arches. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What is the cervical vertebrae called in amphibians?
  • 8. 
    Do the thoracic ribs in amphibia articulate with ribs?
  • 9. 
    In amphibians, what is the name of the vertebrae that attaches to the pelvic girdle?
  • 10. 
    The urostyle in frogs is what fused vertabrae bone?
  • 11. 
    What is the name of the second cervical vertebra found in reptile?
  • 12. 
    What fused bones are found in the pygostyle?
  • 13. 
    Choose the fused bones found in the synsacrum of aves.
    • A. 

      Last thoracic

    • B. 

      Last caudal

    • C. 

      All lumbar

    • D. 

      Sacral

    • E. 

      Trunk

    • F. 

      First six caudal

  • 14. 
    What do ribs develop from?
  • 15. 
    Ribs are not endochondral.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What is the name of the bottom shell of a turtle?
  • 17. 
    What is the top shell of a turtle called?
  • 18. 
    What are the two main parts of a bicipital rib?
  • 19. 
    In mammals ribs attach to the sternum via costal cartilage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Fish have a sternum.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What are the two major parts of the sternebrae?
  • 22. 
    Name three caudal fins.
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