Dinosaurs and the History of Life
Quiz Number 2 - given 04 / 18 / 01

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1. What was the sail of Ouranosaurus for?


2. What does the arctometatarsalian condition refer to?

metatarsal III pinched proximally

3. What does  Sinosauropteryx have that is so unusual?

a down-like or feather-like covering of filaments

4. What character was long thought to bar dinosaurs from the ancestry of birds?

the apparent absence of a furcula or clavicles

5. What is the age of the Hell Creek Formation?

Cretaceous (and maybe a little bit of Tertiary)