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1

What is a fossil?

A preserved remain of an organism that lived several thousands or millions of years ago.

2

Why are there gaps in fossil records? (3)

1. Fossils don't always form; they only do if the conditions are suitable.
2. Soft tissue decays.
3. Many fossils haven't been found yet.

3

What is meant by evolution?

Organisms have changed gradually through time.

4

What is a five finger limb structure called?

Pentadactyl.