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adaptive type A population or taxon that has distinctive adaptive attributes, expressed as a particular morphological theme, characteristic of a particular habitat or mode of life. In evolutionary terms, the appearance of a new adaptive type is frequently followed by radiations that yield variants; these partition the environment and exploit it more effectively.

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adaptive type

adaptive type A population or taxon that has distinctive adaptive attributes, expressed as a particular morphological theme, characteristic of a particular habitat or mode of life. In evolutionary terms, the appearance of a new adaptive type is frequently followed by radiations that yield variants; these partition the environment and exploit it more effectively.

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"adaptive type." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Retrieved August 20, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/adaptive-type-0