Evidence of common ancestry

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What does evolution state?
The wealth of organisms today is a result of diversification of a small number of ancestral organisms..
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What is the result of natural selection and isolation?
One organism can have many variants, over time becoming separate species.
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What's a strong piece of evidence for vertebrates?
They all evolved from a common ancestor with the prevalence of the pentadactyl limb.
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What is the pentadactyl limb?
A five digit limb, modified by differenet groups to perform different functions. Layout of the bones remain the same.
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What is a feature that's seen across many groups and remains the same said to be?
Homologous
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What is convergent evolution?
Two totally different organisms evolve to have similar characteristics as a result of adaptation to their environment.
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What is a feature that appears similar but aren't called?
Analogous, they're similiar but didn't come from the same route
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