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Chapter 11 Biodiversity: Preserving Species
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11.1 Biodiversity And The Species Concept What is biodiversity? What are species? Genetically Similar Organisms Capable of Interbreeding Among Themselves With Some Exceptions (Dogs, Wolves and Coyotes) The Red Wolf (Canis Rufus) – Is it a Species? Really Problematic at the Microscopic Level
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Classification Level Humans Dogs Kingdom Animalia Animalia Phylum Chordata Chordata Class Mammalia Mammalia Order Primata Carnivora Family Hominidae Canidae Genus Homo Canis Species sapiens familiaris
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Below Species Level Subspecies Panthera tigris tigris (Bengal Tiger) Panthera tigris sumatrae (Sumatran Tiger) Panthera tigris altaica (Siberian Tiger) Race: Distinctive Variety of Species or Subspecies Considered to Have Little Biological Meaning for Humans Variety, Strain, Breed, etc.
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Revolutionizing Taxonomy “Five Kingdom” System Animalia Plantae Protista (Single-Celled)
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