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agamospeciesAgamospezies (ger.)

  • A group of individuals which reproduce asexually but share common morphological and physiological characteristics and are considered as equivalent to a species. (OED 2012)

    Als Bezeichnung für Artpopulationen, die ganz und gar auf apomiktische Fortpflanzung angewiesen sind (Antennaria alpina (L.) Gaertn., Alchemilla vulgaris L., Taraxacum- und Hieracium-Formengruppen usw.) wird hiermit der Terminus Agamospezies vorgeschlagen [...]

    Agamospezies: Eine Amphimiktenpopulation deren Konstituenten aus morphologischen, zytologischen oder anderen Gründen gemeinsamer Ursprung zuzuschreiben ist. […]

    Agamospecies: An apomict-population the constituents of which, for morphological, cytological or other reasons, are to be considered as having common origin. (Illustrated by Alchemilla vulgaris, Antennaria alpina, etc.).

    Turesson, G. (1929). Zur Natur und Begrenzung der Arteinheiten. Hereditas 12, 323-334: 330; 332; 333.


    A group of specimens for which there is good evidence that they represent a totally asexual population of any description […] [For this meaning] may be used the term[…] agamospecies

    Cain, A.J. (1953). Geography, ecology and coexistence in relation to the biological definition of species. Evolution 7, 76-83: 82; cf. id. (1954). Animal Species and their Evolution: 128.


    agamospecies A species or population comprising only asexually reproducing (apomictic) individuals; agameon.    

    Lincoln, R.J., Boxshall, G.A. & Clark, P.F. (1982). A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics: 6.    


    The term that is perhaps best justified is “agamospecies” for species of asexually reproducing organisms

    Mayr, E. (1982). The Growth of Biological Thought: 279.