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When new species are formed this is called natural selection?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
No, it's called speciation.
Natural selection determines how long that species exists.
- ?Lv 71 month ago
No, it is called speciation. These days "species" is a classification of convenience and doesn't mean much. A few years ago African elephants were declared to be 2 species even though they can interbreed and there are existing hybrid populations. Natural selection can only select from what is already available and can produce "a change in allele frequencies in a population over time", aka micro-evolution. At most it could cause one sub-population to lose an allele which could then make it a separate "species". New species generally arise by loss of existing traits or function rather than by gaining new ones.
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- ?Lv 51 month ago
No, it is called a speciation event. Also this question belongs in Biology, not Geology.
- JoeLv 41 month ago
M has the perfect textbook answer. The most famous example is man using the wolf to make every type of dog that now exists. It all started eons ago. Two brother wolves watched a man by his fire eating meat. One wolf went in to sit by the man and beg for meat. The other ran off into the night.
- 1 month ago
No! Evolution leads to new species. Natural selection is the most common process by which it occurs.
The formation of a new species is called speciation.
- busterwasmycatLv 71 month ago
Not really. New species are the consequences of repeated and/or continuous natural selection, but you can have loads of natural selection without speciation. New species being formed is called speciation.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Hereditary mutation that survive and passed on give rise new species, natural selection amplifies the same.
- GorgiaLv 41 month ago
New species are found every day