Punctuated equilibrium comes of age

@article{Gould1993PunctuatedEC,
  title={Punctuated equilibrium comes of age},
  author={S. J. Gould and N. Eldredge},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1993},
  volume={366},
  pages={223-227}
}
The intense controversies that surrounded the youth of punctuated equilibrium have helped it mature to a useful extension of evolutionary theory. As a complement to phyletic gradualism, its most important implications remain the recognition of stasis as a meaningful and predominant pattern within the history of species, and in the recasting of macroevolution as the differential success of certain species (and their descendants) within clades. 
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