Cope's Rule

  title={Cope's Rule},
  author={P. D. Polly},
  pages={47 - 47}
  • P. D. Polly
  • Published 1998
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Science
Cope's Rule—that famous 19th-century notion that there is a general tendency toward size increase in evolution (J. Alroy, Reports, 1 May, p. [731][1])–has become a fixture of debates about pattern and process in paleobiology. Many recent studies have concluded that trends toward increased size 

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