Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Polytypic Species Concept

Idea that a species can be a multi-population system composed of several morphospecies and without phenotypic intermediates; this concept considers phenotypically disjunct metapopulations as dispersed members of a single species network in which morphological variants replace each other geographically. Aka multidimensional species concept; polytypism.

See Rassenkreis.

Cf. monotypic species.

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