Speciation

The formation of a new species is called speciation. Natural selection over long periods of time can lead to a new species forming. The first step in speciation is geographic isolation. Is the isolation of a population is long enough, they might be no longer able to interbreed with the original population. At this point a new species has formed.
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This flowchart shows how speciation may occur.


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