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A group of largely allopatric species which are descended from a common evolutionary ancestor and are closely related but too distinct to be regarded as subspecies of one species.
- ‘In the literature, some forms of penguins have been alternatively treated as superspecies, species, or subspecies.’
- ‘Single-locus genomic sequences can help determine if the organism is a subspecies or part of a superspecies.’
- ‘One species, D. serido, is considered a superspecies consisting of many semi-isolated populations in the process of split.’
- ‘Unfortunately, no study so far has compared the variation in phenotypic characters among all taxa of the X. guttatus superspecies.’
- ‘By contrast, the common association of the taxa pachyrrhynchus, robustus, and sclateri, which have been considered either three subspecies of E. pachyrrhynchus or three species of a superspecies, was rejected by our topologies.’
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