May 13, 2013
Smilodon and Thylacosmilus, an example of convergent evolution illustrated by Carl Buell.
"Under certain conditions, two lineages will evolve into very similar-looking forms. The top animal is a saber-toothed cat, related to lions and tigers. The bottom one is a marsupial, more closely related to kangaroos and opossums."

Smilodon and Thylacosmilus, an example of convergent evolution illustrated by Carl Buell.

"Under certain conditions, two lineages will evolve into very similar-looking forms. The top animal is a saber-toothed cat, related to lions and tigers. The bottom one is a marsupial, more closely related to kangaroos and opossums."

(Source: carlzimmer.com)

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