Species have been traditionally characterized as “primitive” and “advanced.” For example, mosses were considered to be primitive, and flowering plants advanced; crocodiles were primitive and mammals were advanced. Most biologists of today think it is incorrect to characterize any modern species as primitive. Determine whether or not you believe it is incorrect to refer to any modern species as primitive, and explain why.

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Species have been traditionally characterized as “primitive” and “advanced.” For example, mosses were considered to be primitive, and flowering plants advanced; crocodiles were primitive and mammals were advanced. Most biologists of today think it is incorrect to characterize any modern species as primitive. Determine whether or not you believe it is incorrect to refer to any modern species as primitive, and explain why.

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