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What is Convergent Evolution?

Convergant evolution refers to the acquisition of similar environment-suiting features in critters that are unrelated.

An obvious result of convergent evolution (aka a homoplasy) is found in bees, birds and bats, who belong to different lineages but have all evolved the ability to fly.
Further reading
• George Mcghee (2011) "Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful (Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology)".
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Convergent Evolution?"
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