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India's Unique Biodiversity

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Plants and animals that exist in India are substantially different from plant and animal species found elsewhere in southeast Asia.

Which of the following BEST explains this observation?

A

Divergent evolution has caused the species to become different.

B

The climate in India is significantly different than the climate of the rest of the continent.

C

India was originally a separate continent from southeast Asia.

D

India experienced a mass extinction followed by a period of adaptive radiation.