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Comparative Vertebrate AnatomyComparative Morphologyodeals with anatomy and itssignificanceocomparison emphasizes the functionaland evolutionary themes vertebratescarry within their structurefunctional morphology-disciplinethatrelatesastructure to its functionevolutionary morphology-discipline that shows the pastevolutionary changed in itsstructureSignificant PeopleoCharles Darwin-proposed the factors andmechanisms for evolutionarychange1.ahighreproductivepotentialas numbers increase,resources are consumedat an accelerating rateand became scarce2.competitionforthedeclining resources whichleads to…3.survival of the fewoJ-B. de Lamarck-known for Theory of Inheritanceof Acquired Characteristicsthechangesoftheorganisms body in order toadapt to the environmentwill be passed on to theoffspringdisuse of a body part willlead to its witheringoCarolus Linnaeus-implemented a system fornaming plants and animals-argued,“specieswereunchangeable, created originallyas we find them today”oAlfred Russel Wallace-came up with the idea of thesurvival of the fittestonly the best fitted will liveand survive from itsenemies, its famine, etc.

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