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"Structural Balance"


oil on linen

Rock hyraxes - South Africa


Structural Balance

  • Rock hyraxes and elephants are great examples of divergent evolution when two species are formed from the same common ancestor by evolving and accumulating differences Convergent evolution, on the other hand, is when two species independently develop similar features and traits though they are not related. Looking at the small, almost rodent-like rock hyrax, one would not see similarities to their big mega-herbivore elephant relations!

    Rock hyraxes are small mammals that are found in rocky areas in multiple countries in Africa. They are the closest living relative of the elephant!

    The framed original oil painting on canvas is AVAILABLE!

    Please inquire if you are interested in print options.

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