Mayr

[ mahy-er ]
/ ˈmaɪ ər /

noun

Ernst, 1904–2005, U.S. zoologist and evolutionary theorist, born in Germany.

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Mayr
[ mīər ]
Ernst Walter 1904-2005

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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