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speciationespèciation (fr.); Speziation (ger.)

  • The formation of new and distinct species in the course of evolution. (OED 2012)

    Speciation […] is the origination or multiplication of species by subdivision, a result of environmental incidents

    Cook, O.F. (1906). Factors of species-formation. Science 23, 506-507: 506.


    speciation The formation of new species; thesplitting of a phylogenetic lineage; acquisition of reproductive isolating mechanisms producing discontinuities between populations; cf. allochronic speciation, allopatric speciation, parapatric speciation, stasipatric speciation, quantum speciation, sympatric speciation.

    Lincoln, R.J., Boxshall, G.A. & Clark, P.F. (1982). A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics: 231.

    Eine Art ist […] der evolutionäre Abschnitt zwischen zwei Speziationen oder aber zwischen einer Speziation und dem Zeitpunkt ihres nachkommenlosen Aussterbens
    Willmann, R. (1985). Die Art in Raum und Zeit: 133

    Speciation occurs when a population comes to be reproductively isolated because the last individual that formerly bridged that population to others died, or because this individual ceased to be fertile.

    Matthen, M. (2009). Chicken, eggs, and speciation. Nous 43, 94-115: 110.