News | Published:

Homoplasy and Mimicry

Nature volume 5, page 12 | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

ALL students of the remarkable phenomenon of superficial resemblances in the animal and vegetable kingdom will be glad that Prof. Dyer has published an extension of the paper which he read on this subject at the Edinburgh meeting of the British Association. It is especially satisfactory that he has abandoned the very objectionable term “pseudomorphic,”and substituted that of “homoplastic,”a very much better term, because it simply expresses a fact without committing one to any theory. There are, however, one or two points in his paper of last week, on which I should wish to be allowed to comment.

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/005012a0

Authors

  1. Search for ALFRED W. BENNETT in:

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing