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centrifugal speciation

centrifugal speciation The principle that new species are likely to arise towards the centre of the range of the present species, rather than at the periphery. In practice, it is very often observed that primitive species are located on the edges of the distribution of a species-group or genus. Compare centre of diversity and centre of origin.

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centrifugal speciation

centrifugal speciation The principle that new species are likely to arise towards the centre of the range of the present species, rather than at the periphery. In practice, it is very often observed that primitive species are located on the edges of the distribution of a species-group or genus.

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"centrifugal speciation." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Retrieved October 16, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/centrifugal-speciation-0