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parallel evolution

noun
1.
the independent development of closely corresponding adaptive features in two or more groups of organisms that occupy different but equivalent habitats, as marsupial mammals in Australia and placental mammals on other continents.
Origin of parallel evolution
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • parallel evolution accounted for the resemblance, like causes producing like results.

    Planet of the Gods Robert Moore Williams
  • There were resemblances, explicable as the result of parallel evolution.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • But horns and hoofs will appear in any system of parallel evolution.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • This is simply the extension of the theory of parallel evolution to a cosmic scale.

  • Likewise that knightly virtue, love of woman, displays a parallel evolution, being part of the chivalric whole.

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