character convergence


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character convergence

the situation in which interactions between two closely related species result in one or more traits becoming increasingly similar.
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It is interesting that the character displacement observed in the quoll guild is expressed as character convergence rather than the divergence intimated in Brown and Wilson's (1956) original definition.
Competitive exclusion, character convergence, or optimal foraging: which should we expect?
Social mimicry: character convergence versus character displacement.