Mammalian vs. Reptilian Fossils:
Which of these would a paleontologist be most likely to do in order to determine whether a fossil represents a reptile or a mammal?
A) Look for the presence of milk-producing glands.
B) Look for the mammalian characteristics of a four-chambered heart and a diaphragm.
C) Because mammals are eutherians, look for evidence of a placenta.
D) Use molecular analysis to look for the protein keratin.
E) Examine the teeth
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