Example #463
Example*
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Pferd, Rind, Schwein, Hund, Schaf
Denotation/Meaning*
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Domestikation durch systemische Neotenie, anatomisch
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for instance
Quotation*
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The process of neotenic domestication in mammals has, in addition to changing behaviour, tended to make the anatomy of adult domesticants more like the structures expressed earlier in ontogeny in the ancestral stock. For instance, the proportions of a domesticated adult horse are somewhat more like those of the long-legged, long-necked colt of the wild horse than of its adult form. One attribute a pattern to the process of neotenic domestication in mammalian species that has rendered the domesticants relative to the wild stock: less specialized, more tame and docile, more dependent, and more youthfully adaptive even when adult. The degree to which cattle, pigs, horses, dogs, or sheep, have undergone systemic neoteny often, we suggest, determines much of the difference between one breed and another (Fox, 1978 table on p. 129; Coppinger & Coppinger, 1982).

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Raymond P. Coppinger und Charles Kay Smith. „The Domestication of Evolution“. In: Environmental Conservation 10.4 (Winter 1983), S. 283–292
Page
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287
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