Polar Bear Phylogeny Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Based on the polar bear phylogeny, which organism is the polar bear most closely related to?

    • A.

      Asiatic Black Bear

    • B.

      Lesser Panda

    • C.

      Brown Bear

    • D.

      Sloth Bear

    Correct Answer
    C. Brown Bear
    Explanation
    The polar bear is most closely related to the Brown Bear. This can be inferred from the polar bear phylogeny, which is a study of the evolutionary relationships between different species. The phylogeny shows that the polar bear and the Brown Bear share a more recent common ancestor compared to the Asiatic Black Bear, Lesser Panda, and Sloth Bear. Therefore, the polar bear and the Brown Bear are more closely related to each other in terms of their genetic and evolutionary history.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these traits does your organism have according to the phylogeny? (make sure that you hover over the yellow dots to see the traits). You may choose more than one answer

    • A.

      Long Fur

    • B.

      Omniverous

    • C.

      Large Body

    • D.

      Sharp Teeth

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Long Fur
    B. Omniverous
    C. Large Body
    D. Sharp Teeth
    Explanation
    Your organism has all of those traits because all of those traits emerged before the polar bear

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  • 3. 

    What trait does the Lizard have in common with the Perch?

    • A.

      Fur

    • B.

      Claws

    • C.

      Lungs

    • D.

      Jaws

    Correct Answer
    D. Jaws
    Explanation
    The trait that the Lizard has in common with the Perch is jaws. Both the Lizard and the Perch have jaws, which are essential for feeding and capturing prey. Jaws allow these animals to bite and chew their food, aiding in the digestion process. While the Lizard and the Perch may have other traits in common as well, such as lungs or claws, the presence of jaws is the specific trait that they share.

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  • 4. 

    Which traits does the Mouse have in common with the Salamander?

    • A.

      Fur

    • B.

      Claws

    • C.

      Lungs

    • D.

      Jaws

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Lungs
    D. Jaws
    Explanation
    1. Find the node with the common ancestor (where their roads meet together)
    2. Which traits developed/emerged before that node?

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  • 5. 

    Based on the polar bear phylogeny, which organism is the polar bear least closely related to?

    • A.

      Brown Bear

    • B.

      Asiatic Black Bear

    • C.

      Spectacled Bear

    • D.

      Lesser Panda and Raccoon are equally far away

    Correct Answer
    D. Lesser Panda and Raccoon are equally far away
    Explanation
    Count the nodes! The common ancestor for the polar bear and the raccoon/lesser panda is the same.

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