Is this evolution?

Is one species splitting into two groups, and then those groups being in two different environments and adapting to their individual environments for incredibly long periods of time, is this evolution?

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  • x
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    You'd need to know a little bit more to say for certain. If these two populations are capable of mating with each other and producing fertile offspring, yes. If not, then no. However, the scenario you described is a common way in which new species are created.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, that's the main way speciation happens. All species experience genetic drift because of random mutations, and when groups of one species do not interbreed with each other for a long enough time they actually "drift apart" so far that they no longer *can* interbreed - the definition of separate species.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. Do a search on the web for "ring species".

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, geographical isolation. The two environments don't even have to be constant.

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  • 1 decade ago

    ummmm depend on how they are adapting. Just adapting to your enviroment such as dawning a jacket when it's cold out is not really considered evolving. But if they started to grow lot of body hair or something........

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  • Dashes
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    yes

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not that kind. It is different from each subject.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Why is it not. Time is needed, anyway.

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes, it is

    Source(s): ap bio
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  • 1 decade ago

    no its revolution people running away.

    haha

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