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which of the following is a connecting link as well as a living fossil latimeria neopilina euhlena archaeopteryx

which of the following is a connecting link as well as a living fossil
  1. latimeria
  2. neopilina
  3. euhlena
  4. archaeopteryx

Grade:12th pass

2 Answers

Raheema Javed
156 Points
6 years ago
The correct answer is (1) Latimeria.
It is both a living fossil and a connecting link.
A living fossil is a living species (or clade) of organism that appears to be similar to a species otherwise known only from fossils, typically with no close living relatives. These species have survived major extinction events, and generally retain low taxonomic diversities. A species that successfully radiates (forming many new species after a possible genetic bottleneck) has become too successful to be considered a living fossil.

The first Latimeria specimen was found off the east coast of South Africa, off the Chalumna River (now Tyolomnqa) in 1938.
Latimeria is a connecting link between fishes and amphibians.

Neopilina, Euglena and Archeopteryx are all connecting links but not living fossils.
Raheema Javed
156 Points
6 years ago
The correct answer is (1) Latimeria.
It is both a living fossil and a connecting link.
A living fossil is a living species (or clade) of organism that appears to be similar to a species otherwise known only from fossils, typically with no close living relatives. These species have survived major extinction events, and generally retain low taxonomic diversities. A species that successfully radiates (forming many new species after a possible genetic bottleneck) has become too successful to be considered a living fossil.

The first Latimeria specimen was found off the east coast of South Africa, off the Chalumna River (now Tyolomnqa) in 1938.
Latimeria is a connecting link between fishes and amphibians.

Neopilina, Euglena and Archeopteryx are all connecting links but not living fossils.

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