What is the difference between homologous and analogous structures?

How are they related to convergent evolution?



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    Homologus and analogus structures are both parts that serve similar function but, homologus share an eveloutionary origin and analogus do not. 

    Homologus – Leg of a horse and leg of donkey.  Both come from the same evolutionary lineage. 

    Analogus – wing of a bat and wing of an insect – Both serve similar purpose but they are not from the same evolutionary lineage.

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    Simply put, homologous developed the same, analogous developed similarily, but not identically.

    I hope this helped!

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