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peripatricperipatrisch (ger.)

  • A pattern of speciation getting started from peripherally isolated populations.

    Eldredge and I originally proposed punctuated equilibrium as the exptected geological consequence of Mayr’s theory of peripatric speciation

    Gould, S.J. (1982). Darwinism and the expansion of evolutionary theory. Science 216, 380-387: 383.


    one must distinguish in addition to the “dumbbell” model of allopatric speciation an addition al process of speciation in peripherally isolated populations (Mayr, 1954), a process which I now designate as peripatric speciation.

    Mayr, E. (1982). Speciation and macroevolution. Evolution 36, 1119-1132: 1122.