Horotely

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Horotely

 

the usual average rate of evolution characteristic of many groups of organisms. Horotely is characteristic, for example, of the evolution of many phylogenetic lines (phyla), especially predatory mammals, and several gastropod mollusks. These types are called horotelic.

REFERENCE

Simpson, G. G. Tempy i formy evoliutsii. Moscow, 1948. (Translated from English.)
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