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Natives of the Aru Islands, Indonesia, hunting greater birds-of-paradise (Paradisaea apoda). Illustration from ‘The Malay Archipelago’ by Alfred Russel Wallace (1874). This work described Wallace's observations that led to his theories on evolution, including the theory of natural selection as a mechanism for the origin of species, which he formulated independently of Charles Darwin.
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