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Incomplete Fossil Record

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Fossils are the main source of information about extinct species. However, fossils do not give us a complete record of the species to have lived or how they evolved over time.

Which of the following explains why the fossil record is incomplete?

A

Evolution is not occurring in all species.

B

Fossil evidence only exists for animal species.

C

Most individual living organisms are unlikely to become fossilized.

D

There is no fossil evidence associated with invertebrates.