COMPARING THE HUMAN HAND TO THAT OF OTHER VERTEBRATES

human hand

The human hand is composed of a set of carpal bones, metacarpals, and phalanges. How do the hands of other animals compare?

salamander and frog

salamanderfrog

turtle and playtpus

turtleplatypus

cat

cat

WHAT SPECIFIC SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES DID YOU NOTICE BETWEEN THE HUMAN STRUCTURES AND THOSE OF OTHER VERTEBRATES? HOW DO THESE STRUCTURAL SIMILARITIES/DIFFERENCES COMPARE TO SIMILARITIES/DIFFERENCES IN LIFESTYLE? WHAT MAKES HUMANS UNIQUE? WHAT RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ORGANISMS DO YOU FEEL ARE SUPPORTED BY YOUR COMPARISONS OF THEIR FEATURES? WHAT FEATURES DO YOU FEEL DEFINE A PARTICULAR GROUP?
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