What do the red panda and the Yangtze River dolphin have in common that makes conservationists consider them especially important to save from extinction?

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They occur in the middle of the phylogenetic trees.

  

They both have a relatively large body size.

  

They both occur in China.

  

They lack close relatives and represent highly distinct lineages.

 

asked Jan 3, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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They lack close relatives and represent highly distinct lineages.

 

answered Jan 3, 2013 by LeafHy ~Expert~ (895 points)

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