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Explain the Importance of Fossils in Deciding Evolutionary Relationships. - Science

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Explain the importance of fossils in deciding evolutionary relationships.

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Solution

Fossil provide us evidence about

  • The organisms that lived long ago such as the time period during which they lived, their structure etc.
  • Evolutionary development of species i.e., line of their development.
  • Connecting links between two groups. For example, feathers present in some dinosaurs means that birds are very closely related to reptiles. 
  • Which organisms evolved earlier and which later.
  • Development of complex body designs from the simple body designs.
 
Concept: Paleobotany
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NCERT Class 10 Science
Chapter 9 Heredity and Evolution
Q 8 | Page 159

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