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superspecies

(so͞o′pər-spē′shēz, -sēz)
n. pl. superspecies
A group of closely related, geographically separated species whose members have evolved from different allopatric populations of the same parent species and can interbreed and produce fertile offspring when brought into contact.

superspecies

a monophyletic group of species which occurs geographically separately, but whose members are too distinct to form a single species. see SEMISPECIES.
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Adaptive convergence in the lizard superspecies Sceloporus undulatus.
The genus Artemia comprises a complex of sibling species and superspecies defined by a criterion of reproductive isolation (Browne & Bowen 1991).
Population structure of the Asthenes flammulata superspecies (Aves: Furnariidae).
The status of both the superspecies taxa of katydids considered herein has been unclear until now.
A superspecies in the genus Amaurobius on Crete, and additional records from Greece (Araneae: Amaurobiidae).
Huber (1992) adopted this classification, recognizing a total of 18 assemblages (i.e., superspecies), besides describing a new monotypic subgenus, Anablepsoides Huber, 1992, for R.
From naked ape to superspecies; humanity and the global eco-crisis, rev.
(63) See David Suzuki, From Naked Ape to Superspecies: Humanity and the Global Eco-crisis, rev.
While in previous writings Watson has disowned the notion of creating a superspecies, others are not so restrained.