Which organism has become extinct in the Galapagos Islands?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

Which organism has become extinct in the Galapagos Islands?
 
(a) Goats
 
(b) Birds
 
(c) Abingdon tortoise
 
(d) Herbs
 
This question was posed to me in unit test.
 
I need to ask this question from Population Interactions-4 topic in chapter Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

Right answer is (c) Abingdon tortoise
 
Explanation: Abingdon tortoise has become extinct in the Galapagos Islands due to the introduction of goats in that area. This was due to the greater browsing capacity of goats. It is an example of a competition in which the presence of goats lowered the fitness of tortoise.