unit 8 Evolution
Terms in this set (12)
A group of Organisms that are similar.
Remains/Traces of an organism/object of the past.
An inherited or acquired trait that helps an organism survive in it's habitat.
Change happening to an organism over time.
a well test explanation for a wide range observation or experimental results.
the process by organisms that are best adapted to their environment are most likely to survive and reproduction.
any difference between individuals of the same species.
pattern of evolution characterized by the slow and steady accumulation of small genetic changes over long periods of time
Pattern of evolution in which long stable periods are interrupted by brief periods of more rapid change
The process by which unrelated organisms evolve similar characteristics
Development of new species from a common ancestor due to change in ecosystems which results in homologous structures
Shared derived characteristic
A characteristic or trait, such as fur, that the common ancestor f a group had and passed on to its descendants