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Biodiversity
the measure of the umber of species on the planet
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evolution
the process by which new species are formed from pre-existing ones over long periods of time
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adaptive radiation
the emergence of a new species from a common ancestor introduced into an enviroment
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taxonomy
the branch of biology concerned with naming and classifying the diverse forms of life
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taxon
a level in the classification hierarchy consisting of a collection of organisms sharing some basic features
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species
a group of similar organisms which can breed together to produce fertile offspring
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phylogeny
the evolutionary relationship between organisms
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chordata
scientific name for vertebrates
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homologous
having a common origin but serve different functions
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analogous
having the same function but a different origin
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convergent evolution
the tendency of unrelated organisms to acquire similar structures
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