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" ... of any gradual diminution of the size — of such species, but is the result of circumstances which may be illustrated by the fable of the " Oak and the Reed ;" the smaller and feebler animals have bent and accommodated themselves to changes to which... "
The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art - Seite 330
1860
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On the Classification and Geographical Distribution of the M̲a̲m̲m̲a̲l̲i̲a̲ ...

Richard Owen - 1859 - 103 Seiten
...size — of such species, but is the result of circumstances which may be illustrated by the fable «f the 'Oak and the Reed;' the smaller and feebler animals...species should become extinct appears, from the abundant evidence of the fact of extinction, to be a law of their existence; whether, however, it be inherent...
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The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art, Band 4

1859
...families formerly existed, is not the consequence of any gradual diminution of the size of such epecies, but is the result of circumstances which may be illustrated...animals have bent and accommodated themselves to changes which have destroyed the larger species." No doubt the type form of any species is that which is best...
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The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art, Band 4

1859
...formerly existed, is not the consequence of any gradual diminution of the size of such species, hut is tha result of circumstances which may be illustrated by the fable of the ' Oak and the Kced;' the smaller and feebler animals huve bent and accommodated themselves to changes which have...
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Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art ...

1859
...of such species, but is the result of cireumstances which may be illustrated by the fable of tho ' Oak and the Reed ; ' the smaller and feebler animals have bent and aecommodated themselves to changes which have destroyed the larger species." No doubt the type-form...
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The Eclectic Review

1860
...families formerly existed, is not the consequence of degeneration— of any gradual diminution of the si/e of such species — but is the result of circumstances,...changes to which the larger species have succumbed, "f The causes operative in the extinction of species are thus summed up : — " That their limitation...
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Palaeontology Or a Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals and Their ...

Richard Owen - 1861 - 463 Seiten
...Small quadrupeds are more prolific than large ones. Those of the bulk of the Mastodons, Megatheres, Glyptodons, and Diprotodons are uniparous. The actual...the fable of the "oak and the reed ;" the smaller animals have bent and accommodated themselves to changes to which the larger species have succumbed....
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Palaeontology: Or, A Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals and Their ...

Richard Owen - 1861 - 420 Seiten
...prolific than large ones. Those of the bulk of the Mastodons, Megatheres, Glyptodons, and Uiprotodons are uniparous. The actual presence, therefore, of...the fable of the " oak and the reed ;" the smaller animals have bent and accommodated themselves to changes to which the larger species have succumbed....
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Physical geography. From the Encycl. Britannica

sir John Frederick W. Herschel (1st bart.) - 1862
...families formerly existed, is not the consequence of any gradual diminution of size of such species The smaller and feebler animals have bent and accommodated themselves to changes, which have destroyed the larger species."—Zool. Trans, iv., p. 15. (431.) Bone Caves and Osseous...
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On the Anatomy of Vertebrates ...: Fishes and reptiles

Richard Owen - 1866
...countries where larger species of the same natural families formerly existed, is not the consequence of any gradual diminution of the size of such species,...animals have bent and accommodated themselves to changes which have destroyed the larger species. They have fared better in the ' battle of life.' Accepting...
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On the anatomy of vertebrates, Band 1

Richard Owen - 1866
...countries where larger species of the same natural families formerly existed, is not the consequence of any gradual diminution of the size of such species,...animals have bent and accommodated themselves to changes which have destroyed the larger species. They have fared better in the ' battle of life.' Accepting...
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