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    Define species. How important is phenotype in identifying species? Give a specific example. What is the problem for paleontologists in establishing species?

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    Species are defined as sets of organisms that cannot interbreed successfully (producing fertile offspring) in the wild. Phenotype (such as appearance, anatomy, physiology, etc.) can be used to determine relatedness but can be deceiving when determining ...

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    Paragraph defining the term species, the use and limitations of phenotype in establishing species and the problem most paleontologists have in using phenotype to define species. Web references provided.