superspecies


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su·per·spe·cies

 (so͞o′pər-spē′shēz, -sēz)
n. pl. superspecies
A group of closely related, geographically separated species whose members have evolved from different allopatric populations of the same parent species and can interbreed and produce fertile offspring when brought into contact.

superspecies

(ˈsuːpəˌspiːʃɪz)
n
(Biology) a group of new species or subspecies that are different enough from other species to be considered an entity
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Prof Young-hae Chi, of Oxford University's Oriental Institute, reckons we have already been invaded by insect-like space aliens who have been covertly inter-breeding with humans on earth to produce a superspecies capable of surviving the impending catastrophe.
He is familiar to television audiences as host of the CBC science and natural history series The Nature of Things and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It's a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. In 1990 he co-founded, with Dr.
Specifically, Nannospalax is formerly accepted as a valid generic name for the blind mole rats in Turkey, where three superspecies (N.
1778) as a superspecies that included all Saccostrea species from Indo-Pacific, including Saccostrea glomerata and Saccostrea mordax.
They form a superspecies with the Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura, distributed throughout the Neartics (Goodwin, 1983; Baptista et al., 1997).
My dad had warned me how smart they are--a persistent superspecies perfectly evolved for chewing through walls, running at uncatchable speeds, jumping and climbing over anything.
Activity pattern and rhythm in the subterranean mole rat superspecies Spalax ehrenbergi.
Beiles, Adaptive Radiation of Blind Subterranean Mole Rats: Naming and Revisiting the Four Sibling Species of the Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies in Israel: Spalax galili (2n=52), S.
He is familiar to television audiences as host of the long-running CBC television program The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It's a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies.
Delacour (1949) included them in a single superspecies, and pointed out the following systematic problems: (i) their description in a large number of genera before his revision, 49 taxa of silver and Kalij pheasants being split into 28 species belonging to four genera (Del Hoyo et al., 1994); (ii) their large geographical range with a limited number of specimens available to study; (iii) the occurrence of natural hybridization in contact zones where population of the two species of his new classification overlapped.