The term "macroevolution" refers to a change of an evolutionary nature in a species. A species that splits into two, or a species that changes into another species over a given time are examples of macroevolution. These changes can be a result of species selection, independent evolution (also called vicariance), historical constraints or developmental constraints.
The macroevolution of a species can be determined through research of the background of the species, testing the species, and observing, comparing and analyzing fossils.
Macroevolution can explain the existence of various types of plants, mammals, insects, sea creatures and other living things. It is believed to have happened in the past and is currently happening.
Macroevolution changes can be seen in the following very specific examples:
Other species that are thought to have undergone macroevolution include:
- Primitive mammalia
- Hadrocodium wui
- Australopithecus africanus
- Homo Habilis
- Homo rudolfensis
- Homo erectus
- Homo ergaster
- Homo heidelbergensis
- Homo spiens neanderthalensis
- Homo sapiens sapiens, Cro-Magnon
- Home sapiens sapiens, modern
- Pezosiren portelli
- Italian Wall Lizard
As these different examples of macroevolution show, you can trace the fossil record to demonstrate macroevolution. Macroevolution is a very important scientific theory that explains how current plants, people and animals came to be.
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