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What is convergent evolution?
When two distinct species are subjected to equivalent environmental conditions, they can independently adopt several similar physiological traits or behavioral attitudes. This phenomenon, well known to biologists, is called convergent evolution. As an example, hippos and crocodiles have their eyes and nostrils at the top of their skull to see and breathe while moving under the surface of the water. These morphological traits are not inherited from a common ancestor but arose due to equivalent environmental conditions.
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