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Problem: Which of the following is NOT a reason why fossils are especially significant in understanding the evolutionary history of insects?A. They provide the only direct information on the ages of the lineages?B. They reveal the pattern and timing of extinctions and radiationsC. They are quite common for insects relative to other groups.D. They can assist in reconstructing the phylogeny of groupsE. They provide the only direct evidence of extinct lineages.

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The study of fossils is not unique and limited to insects as these sources provide information as to how different species, especially those that are already extinct, developed and eventually diverge from their groups. 

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Which of the following is NOT a reason why fossils are especially significant in understanding the evolutionary history of insects?

A. They provide the only direct information on the ages of the lineages?

B. They reveal the pattern and timing of extinctions and radiations

C. They are quite common for insects relative to other groups.

D. They can assist in reconstructing the phylogeny of groups

E. They provide the only direct evidence of extinct lineages.

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