palaeospecies

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palaeospecies

a group of fossils and/or extinct organisms thought to have been capable of interbreeding and thus constituting a species in the past. see SPECIES.
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Especially problematic is the naming as extant species of fossils with a long stratigraphic range, as these records may reflect different chronospecies of the same sequence (see comments in C.
heidelbergensis should be restricted to European forms (a chronospecies ancestral to Neandertals, i.
Changes in morphology of the tooth, with the enlargement and increasing prominence of the lingual column in both upper and lower caniniform teeth, permit the chronospecies of Megalonyx to be distinguished.