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Chapter 18, Problem 3SQ
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The only taxon that is always the same as a clade is the _______.

  1. a. genus
  2. b. family
  3. c. species
  4. d. kingdom

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: The taxon “species” is the basic unit of classification, and it is the unit of biodiversity. It comprises organisms that resemble very close to each other. The term “clade” includes a group of organisms that are believed to comprise all the evolutionary descendants of a common ancestor.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for correct answer: Taxonomy is the biological practice of identifying different organisms, classifying them into different categories, and naming them. Organisms are classified according to their similarities and differences. Each hierarchy of taxonomy is known as taxa and species is the fundamental unit of this taxonomic classification. Cladogram is the pictorial representation of comparison of different groups of animals that are very closely related with each other because of their shared ancestry. So, both clade and species come under the same category, as the members come under them are much related to each other as they share a common ancestry.

Option c. is given as “species”. The only taxon that is always the same as a clade is the species.

Therefore option c. is the correct answer.

Reason for incorrect answers:

Option a. is given as “genus”. It is a taxonomic ranking used in biological classification...

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