Which is the most common way that organisms are preserved in the fossil record?

Which is the most common way that organisms are preserved in the fossil record?

Which is the most common way that organisms are preserved in the fossil record? 150 150 Nyagu

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100 Multiple choice

he timescale of evolution is…

a.

Can take thousands of generations for speciation

b.

Can happen in a few generations

c.

Can occur in the lifetime of one organism

d.

All of the above

e.

A and B only

Which is the most common way that organisms are preserved in the fossil record?

A.

Unaltered hard parts

B.

Altered hard parts

C.

Unaltered soft parts

D.

Altered soft parts

Which of the following is most likely to be preserved in the fossil record?

a.

A pelagic jellyfish

b.

A worm living on land

c.

An epifaunal sea cucumber

d.

An infaunal clam

Which is true about relative and absolute dating?

a.

Relative dating can only include sedimentary rock layers; absolute dating can be done on all rock types.

b.

Relative dating is putting rocks and fossils in order of their occurrence in the record; absolute dating is assigning numerical ages to them.

c.

Steno’s Laws apply to absolutely dating rocks and fossils, but not to relatively dating them.

d.

Only absolute dating is useful for geology and paleontology.

The earliest tetrapods:

a.

Evolved from lobe-finned fish.

b.

Were characterized by only two limbs.

c.

Were reptiles.