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Evolution—the Extended Synthesis$
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Massimo Pigliucci and Gerd B. Müller

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262513678

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262513678.001.0001

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Origination Patterns and Multilevel Processes in Macroevolution

Origination Patterns and Multilevel Processes in Macroevolution

(p.335) 13 Origination Patterns and Multilevel Processes in Macroevolution
Evolution—the Extended Synthesis

David Jablonski

The MIT Press

This chapter deals with the large-scale evolutionary processes underlying patterns of phenotypic innovation. It describes the origin of evolutionary novelties, specifically their nonrandom origins in time and space, which demands novel approaches to the evolution of form, and considers the fates of novelties and the clades they define. The chapter suggests that the spatial and temporal regularities in the origin of phenotypic novelties are just one aspect of macroevolution which seems to need an expansion of evolutionary concepts and methods. It appears that multilevel approaches are significant in the understanding of long-term evolutionary processes.

Keywords:   phenotypic innovation, phenotypic novelties, multilevel approaches, evolutionary processes

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