Evaluating the Taxonomic Status of the Mexican Gray Wolf and the Red Wolf

  title={Evaluating the Taxonomic Status of the Mexican Gray Wolf and the Red Wolf},
  author={Division on Earth and Board on Agriculture},
Scientists strive to develop clear rules for naming and grouping living organisms. But taxonomy, the scientific study of biological classification and evolution, is often highly debated. Members of a species, the fundamental unit of taxonomy and evolution, share a common evolutionary history and a common evolutionary path to the future. Yet, it can be difficult to determine whether the evolutionary history or future of a population is sufficiently distinct to designate it as a unique species. A… 
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