Flashcards in Fossils & Evolution Deck (4)
What is a fossil?
A preserved remain of an organism that lived several thousands or millions of years ago.
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.
What is meant by evolution?
Organisms have changed gradually through time.