American Museum of Natural History
- Introducing Darwin and natural selection
- Charles Darwin's evidence for evolution
- Evolution: a paleontologist's perspective
- Tree of life
- Quiz: Darwin and evolution by natural selection
- Exploration Questions: Darwin and evolution by natural selection
- Answers to Exploration Questions: Darwin and evolution by natural selection
1. What are endemic species? Why did Darwin focus on endemic species?
2. What were the three patterns that Charles Darwin observed on his voyage that led him to accept and form his ideas of evolution?
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- 1. Endemic species are species that are unique to a certain area through some type of isolation. Darwin focused on endemics because they could only be replaced by common ancestors when they died.
2. Replacement of species through geographical proximity, Micro-scale observations of replacement pattern on islands, and similarity in fossil record.(4 votes)
- An endemic species is one whose habitat is restricted to a particular area. The term could refer to an animal, a plant, a fungus, or even a microorganism.(1 vote)
- How long did it take Darwin to REalize that evolution could have been a reality?(1 vote)