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Re: birds scales

In a message dated 95-12-09 00:27:33 EST, zooamy@zoo.latrobe.edu.au (Adam
Yates) writes:

> "Principle of Neoteny"?, Neoteny is not a principle of evolution, it is 
>a process that sometimes occurs in evolution. It results in the 
>retention of juvenile structures of an 
>ancestor in the adult of a descendant, more specifically acheiving this 
>affect by retarding the rate of ontogeny.

This process is better known as paedomorphosis.