paedogenesis


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pae·do·gen·e·sis

 (pē′dō-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Variant of pedogenesis2.

paedogenesis

(ˌpiːdəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
n
(Zoology) sexual reproduction in an animal that retains its larval features. See also neoteny
paedogenetic, ˌpaedoˈgenic adj
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Also, some data suggest that perturbation by mammals, such as porcupines; can be an important force in paedogenesis, in structuring landscapes, and in maintaining heterogeneity in ecosystems (Whitford and Kay, 1999; Wilby et al.
This predisplacement of maturation, due either to processes of neoteny or paedogenesis (for concepts and theory of heterochrony, see Brusca & Brusca 1990, McKinney & McNamara 2001), may compensate for presumably shorter longevity indicated by smaller maximum size (see above).
Population structure, life history and evolution of paedogenesis in the salamander Eurycea neotenes.