Problem: 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.

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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.

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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.