• Monophyletic group: group of species characterized by shared derived traits (synapomorphy)
Answer: One monophyletic group includes species C, B, D with hands with digits and two hind legs as their synapomorphies.
Identify a monophyletic group and identify the synapomorphy that defines it.
Identify a polyphyletic group and identify the trait that convergent evolution has lead both to have.
Identify a paraphyletic group and identify the symplesiomorphy for the group.