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3 April, 22:13

If there are two species of butterfly that are able to mate but produce sterile offspring, are the offspring considered a new species?

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  1. 3 April, 23:10
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    No. The offspring is not considered a new species. By definition, a species are organisms that are capable of exchanging genes and can successfully breed together. Since the offspring is sterile and cannot interbreed, it is not considered a new species.
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