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Species of anteaters in Australia, Africa, and South America are not closely related. However, they share similar characteristics that they use to eat ants and termites, including a long sticky tongue, large salivary glands, and a rugged stomach. This is an example of

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    adaptive radiation because one species evolved into several different forms that occupy different niches. coevolution because the evolving anteaters evolved together to interact with the changing environment. convergent evolution because different species developed similar adaptations to similar environments. punctuated equilibrium because one species evolved into several related species over a short period of time.

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    This is convergent evolution because the species in question are geographically isolated but have similar habitats (or environments if you prefer).

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