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Phenotypic similarity does not always reflect evolutionary relationships due to:?

Phenotypic similarity does not always reflect evolutionary relationships due to:

Check all that apply 

Are the answers B and C?

A) variation in rates of evolutionary change among species 

B) homoplasy

C) convergent evolution 

D) outgrouping 

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    convergent evolution is certainly a reason;

    and homoplasy is DEFINED as this type of similarity not based on shared ancestry.

    I agree with you that A and D do not seem applicable.

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