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Lava Lizards

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A population of lava lizards living on a tropical island was split into two isolated populations by a large lava flow. Over time, genetic changes within each population made it impossible for individuals from the two populations to successfully reproduce.

Which of the following terms most accurately described what happened to the lava lizards?

A

Natural selection

B

Speciation

C

Coevolution

D

A bottleneck event

E

Convergent evolution