What Evolution Is by Ernst Mayr

By Ernst Mayr

Right away a lively safety of Darwinian causes of biology and a chic primer on evolution for the final reader, What Evolution Is poses the questions on the middle of evolutionary idea and considers how our greater knowing of evolution has affected the viewpoints and values of recent man.Science Masters Series</Div>

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However, there is no other explanation, and other cases of long survival on rafts are documented. Differences in dispersal ability explain most of the apparent problems of distribution. Mammals (except bats) are notoriously ineffective in crossing water gaps, which is why they are usually absent from oceanic islands. 11 Extreme achievement of dispersal. T h e reptilian family Iguanidae is found only in North and South America, except for the two species of the endemic genus Brachylophus found thousands of kilometers away, in western Polynesia (Fiji, Tonga).

Dispersal Different species can have highly divergent dispersal abilities. More than 100 species of New Guinea birds are so averse W H A T I S T H E E V I D E N C E FOR E V O L U T I O N >. 10 T h e ranges (Asia to South America) of the existing members of the camel family are widely separated. T h e discovery of a rich fossil fauna of camels in the l e r t i a r y of North America showed that once there was a complete faunal continuity. to crossing water gaps that they are not found on a single island more than one mile distant from the mainland coast.

Ontogeny; and by intermediate fossils. The best evidence for homology has been provided in recent years by molecular biology. Such research has provided reliable evidence on the relationship of nearly all higher taxa of animals, and rapid progress is now also being made in reconstructing the relationship of the higher taxa of plants. A taxon, delimited by the methods of Darwinian classification, and therefore consisting exclusively of descendants of the nearest common ancestor, is called monophyletic.

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