- v. Simple past tense and past participle of speciate.
“For fantasy, I'm assuming the reference to Tolkien means this person wants more epics, because otherwise the genre has speciated so wildly since then it would be difficult to make any suggestions.”
“As I have mentioned, the two known orang-utan species had already speciated some 400,000 years ago.”
“Danish is great for place names: their language is not only non-phonetic, the written and spoken have actually speciated.”
“The Mustang, however, had speciated only months before, this time to a smaller, snazzier model.”
“The car speciated and grew larger for several years, just like biological organisms.”
“About 2 million years ago, Homo habilis left Africa and speciated into Homo georgicus.”
“The Faeroe Island house mouse speciated from its ancestral stock within the past 250 years.”
“Although the three populations appear from the brief descriptions in Box 10. 1 to be geographically isolated from each other, there is a very small amount of mixing between these populations, and so gene flow is probably sufficient for this one species not to have sub-speciated.”
“And in each lake these founders then speciated and speciated again, to populate the lake with the hundreds of species that we see today.”
“Since marine iguanas are so good at swimming, it might be supposed that they, rather than the land iguanas, made the long crossing from the mainland and subsequently speciated, in the archipelago, to give rise to the land iguana.”
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