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Describe one example of adaptive radiation

8. Describe one example of adaptive radiation.

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S Sonika

Adaptive radiation refers to the process in which the individuals belonging to a rapidly diversifying group, diverge from their lineage to form new species. Adaptive radiation works on the theory of natural selection. One example of adaptive radiation is Darwin's finches of Galapagos island. These finches were formed from a single diversifying species that came on this geographical region accidentally. The new species diversified and got adapted to the conditions present on this habitat. The different finches developed different eating habits and accordingly developed different beak structures. This further led to their evolution through adaptive radiation