Biological Species Concept.

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Biological Species Concept.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the species concept what are the two types? 
  • 2. 
    A single lineage of ancestral-descendant populations that maintain its identity from other lineages and that has its own evolutionary tendencies and fate. 
    • A. 

      Monophyletic Species

    • B. 

      Evolutionary Species

    • C. 

      Polyphyletic Species

    • D. 

      Phylogenetic Species

    • E. 

      Paraphyletic Species

  • 3. 
    The three groupings of the phylogenetic species concept are___________, ____________ and _____________.
  • 4. 
    What is the condition that make it a monophyletic grouping? 
    • A. 

      The condition that a group of organisms (taxon) contain the most recent common ancestors of all the group and its descendants.

    • B. 

      The condition that a group of organisms (taxon) does not contain the most recent common ancestor of all the members of the group.

    • C. 

      The condition that a group of organisms contains the most recent common ancestor of all the members of the group, but excludes some of the descendants of that ancestor.

  • 5. 
    An irreducible grouping of organisms distinct from other groupings within which there is a parental pattern of ancestry and descent. 
    • A. 

      Monophyletic

    • B. 

      Polyphyletic

    • C. 

      Phylogenetic

    • D. 

      Evolutionary

    • E. 

      Paraphyletic

  • 6. 
    Define the Biological Species Concept.
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