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Convergence in the Mammalia

Nature volume 92, pages 411412 (04 December 1913) | Download Citation



THE discussion on convergence in mammalia in Section D at the recent meeting of the British Association was, to some extent, a consideration of matters kindred to several dealt with by Dr. Gadow in his presidential address. In his prefatory remarks Dr. Gadow referred to the importance of perceiving convergent resemblances, and said it was of more value to understand how and why, for instance, even a small but essential Cetacean feature had been brought about than to refer it back to some “Ur-Cetacean,” which would still remain a mystical con-ception.

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