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Limb Quizzes & Trivia

Can you tell a tetrapod from an octopod? What distinguishes the pectoral girdle from the pelvic? Why is it that humans walk so easily on two legs while our closest primate relatives prefer to keep to all fours?

Limbs – in a wide variety of numbers, shapes, and sizes – help animals to move, feed, and reproduce. The ten highly specialized limbs of a crayfish, to a monkey’s prehensile tail, to our own two hands and feet: there’s a lot to learn about the amazing analogous structures that exist in nature, from the wings of bats to birds and butterflies, as well as the history of homology that explains why the bones in a human arm are so similar to those in dogs, horses, and even whales. Like learning about limbs? Take our quiz to find out more!
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