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In this book, you will learn about "natural selection" through a Parasaurolophus named Pepe

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Pepe The Parasaurolophus 

Written by Seth Smalley 

Hello!!! My name is Pepe the Parasaurolophus! This is what my skeleton looks like. 

I am a little different then the other Parasaurolophuses  

Through a little thing called mutation, I came out of my egg with a really long crest. Just over three inches longer than my brothers and sisters. 

Because of my mutation, I am more genetically fit! That means that I am more attractive to Parasaurolophuses of the opposite sex!

I live in Alberta, Canada it is really cold here.(arts and letters)

The rest of my species lives in what is now New Mexico!(arts and letters)

Because we live in different environments, my family is a little different because of genetic drift. 

Genetic drift is the difference of traits because of living in different places (dictionary.com)

In some cases, genetic drift which is caused by a species living in different places could lead to something called speciation. 

Speciation is when a new species is created from another species(dictionary.com)

Eventually, my offspring would have more offspring and those offspring would have more! Eventually, that could lead to speciation!

Since my mutation is dominant that means that half of my offspring will have my mutation. My genotype is Cc

Works Cited 

Arts & Letters Corporation (n.d.). DinoDictionary.com | Profiles of over 300 known dinosaurs!. Dinodictionary.com. Retrieved from http://www.dinodictionary.com/


Arts & Letters Corporation (n.d.). DinoDictionary.com | Profiles of over 300 known dinosaurs!. Dinodictionary.com. Retrieved from http://www.dinodictionary.com/