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MCAS QUESTION OF THE DAY:

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2014 Spring Release, Biology - High School
Download PDF Document Question 17 - Multiple-Choice

Reporting Category: Evolution and Biodiversity
Standard: 5.2 - Describe species as reproductively distinct groups of organisms. Recognize that species are further classified into a hierarchical taxonomic system (kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species) based on morphological, behavioral, and molecular similarities. Describe the role that geographic isolation can play in speciation.

 
The Ursidae family of animals includes the giant panda, the brown bear, the polar bear, and the spectacled bear. Which of the following characteristics best helps classify these bears into genus and species levels?
 
 
 

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