cenospecies


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cenospecies

(ˈsiːnəˌspiːʃiːz)
n, pl -species
(Biology) a species related to another by the ability to interbreed: dogs and wolves are cenospecies.
[C20: from Greek koinos common + species]
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He said when PMLN took over in 2013, conspiracies both on external and internal fronts were created against Nawaz Sharif Government and Dharna-I and Dharna-II were the chains of these cenospecies.
laciniata were interrelated through common ancestors, and that each could be classified as an ecospecies belonging to the same cenospecies. These species or their ancestors probably originated as allopolyploids, rather than as autopolyploids (Heaslip, 1951).