Definition of anagenesis
: evolutionary change producing a single lineage in which one taxon replaces another without branching — compare cladogenesis
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A new tyrannosaur with evidence with evidence for anagenesis and crocodile-like facial sensory system.
According to Horner’s paper, this linear sort of evolution—called anagenesis—possibly could have resulted in the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex.
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Origin and Etymology of anagenesis
First Known Use: circa 1882See Words from the same year
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