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How might a comparison of the anatomy of two closely related animals such as lizards and snakes provide information about their evolutionary history?

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  1. anonymous
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    a. Physical traits shared between them would explain how they evolved in parallel, without relation. b. Shared traits would indicate they must have a close relative in common. c. The anatomical differences between them would indicate which evolved from the other. d. A greater number of shared traits would mean they recently diverged from a common ancestor.

  2. blues
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    Again, which do you think it is...?

  3. anonymous
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    i think b

  4. anonymous
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    blues i need help

  5. blues
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    I think it's D. It's possible that they're the only two closely related species in the ecosystem, whereas D suggests much more clearly that they evolved recently from a common ancestor. Make sense?

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    ok thank you

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