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New Study Shows Animal Family Tree Looking Bushy in Places
Science, 23 Dec. 2005

A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists suggests that a branch-by-branch account of animal relationships over a vast expanse of time is difficult to reconstruct because early animal evolution occurred in bunches.

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Active Reading Questions

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    According to your text, which of the following statements is true?
    a) Animals evolved much later than other groups of organisms.
    b) Animals evolved a high level of complexity.
    c) Animals fall within the larger grouping of Eukarya.
    d) all of the above
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    Systematists are scientists who use a variety of techniques to resolve evolutionary relationships. The scientists in this article are attempting to use __________ evidence to resolve relationships among animals.
    a) fossil
    b) morphological
    c) DNA
    d) convergent characteristic
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    Discuss how animals are similar to organisms in other kingdoms yet have characteristics that make them unique from other lifeforms.
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