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    Question Could it be possible for members from different species like cats and dogs to share the same haplogroup?

    Recently thought of this wild hypothesis: although the cats(feline) and dogs(canine) we see today are two totally different species, there actually existed a common ancestor which both felines and canines descended from known as the Miacidae, or the Miacis, a small, weasel-like insect-eating...
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    90% of species on Earth today came into being 100,000 to 200,000 ybp

    Found this on Phys.org: Sweeping gene survey reveals new facets of evolution "Who would have suspected that a handheld genetic test used to unmask sushi bars pawning off tilapia for tuna could deliver deep insights into evolution, including how new species emerge? And who would have thought to...
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    Animals Three new species of giant mammals identified in Africa

    I woke up this morning to the most shocking news, something that most people around the world didn't see coming. I am not talking about North Korea's nuclear test (we saw that one coming), but to a new German study published in Cell Biology showing that giraffes aren't a single species but four...
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    How to define a species ?

    The most common definition of 'species' is a group of organisms capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Notwithstanding, the way biologists (specifically zoologists and botanists) divide species often has little to do with the capability of interbreeding, but mostly with...