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Mayr

[mahy-er]
noun
  1. Ernst,1904–2005, U.S. zoologist and evolutionary theorist, born in Germany.
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Historical Examples

  • Only part of his collections have been reported on by Mayr and his associates.

    The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3

    Rollin H. Baker

  • These have been redesignated under three specific names by Mayr .

  • He studied further, on Mayr's recommendation, with Padre Martini.

  • For purposes of discussion these birds are arranged in these three categories, following the system used by Mayr (1945a).

  • The two known specimens are in Leningrad, and Mayr sent examples of Porzana tabuensis there for comparison.


mayr in Science

Mayr

[mīər]
  1. German-born American zoologist who synthesized Gregor Mendel's theories of inheritance with Charles Darwin's natural selection theory to develop the concept of speciation, which expanded scientific understanding of the formation of species and how they adapt to their their environment.
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