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Catastrophic Species Selection

  • Definition: Differential survival among species during a time of mass extinction based on character variation that permits some species but not others to withstand severe environmental disturbances, such as those caused by an asteroid impact.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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