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phylogenetic driftphylogenetischer Drift (ger.)

  • Chance effects in the evolution of a lineage. (HWB 2011)
    [In] phylogenetic drift […] the direction of speciation is random, but stochastic fluctuations yield significant net change.
    Stanley, S.M. (1979). Macroevolution: 183; cf. Raup, D.M. & Gould, S.J. (1974). Stochastic simulation and evolution of morphology – towards a nomothetic palaeontology. Syst. Zool. 23, 305-322.