speciate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v speciate evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment
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Usage

In literature:

Speciation of the Wandering Shrew.
"Mammals of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Sydney Anderson
Speciation of the wandering shrew.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
The occurrence of any physical or biotic barrier that would have separated this homogeneous group would be conducive to speciation.
"Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys" by Robert L. Packard
San Francisco Bay as a factor influencing speciation in rodents.
"North American Jumping Mice (Genus Zapus)" by Philip H. Krutzsch
Additional remarks on the distribution of this species are in the section on Zoogeography and Speciation.
"Systematics of Megachiropteran Bats in the Solomon Islands" by Carleton J. Phillips
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In news:

Our findings have implications for evolution given that socially learned mate preferences may lead to reproductive isolation, setting the stage for speciation.
The evidence is vast and diverse that speciation occurs over time and that all species have a common ancestor.
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In science:

Second, speciation rates are assumed to be constant in time and identical for different genera.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
This assumption is in contrast to the known facts that speciations occur at accelerated rate after mass extinctions, and that speciation rates may vary by one order of magnitude between different genera [193].
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Although not directly related to the statistics of extinction events, the size distribution of taxa is a quantity of interest to the topic of this chapter, because it is shaped by speciation and extinction processes.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Templeton, A.R., 1989, in Speciation and its consequences (Otte, D. & Endler, J.A., eds).
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Evolution of the webworld model of eco-system is implemented by speciation events during which a new species is created from a randomly chosen existing species; the new species differs from the parent species by just one randomly chosen feature.
Evolutionary ecology in-silico: Does mathematical modelling help in understanding the "generic" trends?
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