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When 2 different species evolve in a similar way because of similar environments but have no recent common ancestor, they're likely to share?

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When two different species evolve in a similar way because of similar environments but have no recent common ancestor, they are likely to share... A. Analogous structuresB. Homologous structuresC. Vestigial structuresD. Adaptive structures

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Homologous structures are those inherited from a common ancestor. Homologous structures may or may not be similar in form or function.  E.g. human arms, bird wings, and front legs of horses.

    Analogous structures are structures that are similar in form and/or function and they have evolved independently in different evolutionary lineages. Example, insect legs and lizard legs.

    Vestigial structures are remnants of once larger structures. They became vestigial because they have become  useless. E.g. the tiny forelimbs of T. rex

    Adaptive structures are those that evolved to be useful to their particular environment.  E.g. tail fluke of whales and dolphins are adapted to swimming.

    • Annie1 month agoReport

      thank you!

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  • 1 month ago

    Pick this one:

    A. Analogous structures

    • Annie1 month agoReport

      thank you 

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