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Adaptive zone


noun, plural: adaptive zones

An ecological opportunity for the development of adaptive radiation, enabling a homogenous group of organisms to diversify into different forms and proliferate


The adaptive zone hypothesis is conceptualized by the American palaeontologist, George Gaylord Simpson, who is known for his studies on extinct mammals and intercontinental migrations.

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