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A group of coral polyps > 4 centimeters in diameter; contrasted with juvenile (Edmunds 1996, 95). 3. , an adult fig tree) (inferred from Nason et al. 1998, 685). ᮣ subadult□n. A lion that is 25 through 48 months old (Schaller 1972 in Handby and Bygott 1987, 161). buck□n. An adult male of deer, elk, goat, hare, kangaroo, moose, rabbit, or rat. cf. animal names: doe calf□n. An immature elephant, hoofed animal, or pinniped (Sea Elephant, Seal, Walrus). Comment: Elephant calves are individuals 0 to 24 months old (Lee 1987, 279).
Note: Wilson (1987, 10) indicates that some workers are starting to drop this term in favor of expressions such as “nepotism” and “reciprocation,” but he prefers to retain it. 4. Sociobiologically, an individual animal’s helping a conspecific nonrelative in a way that increases the nonrelative’s fitness but not the helper’s fitness (Alcock 1979, 11; Barash 1982, 108). Note: This definition is related to WynneEdwards’ (1962) concept of nonkin group a 17 selection. This kind of altruism occurs in Humans but is probably, at best, rare in nonhumans.
Referring to the earliest stage in ontogeny, or development, of an organ or system (Lincoln et al. 1985). syn. original, primordial, primary, primitive (Lincoln et al. 1985) 2. “Early; simple; poorly developed; unspecialized” (Lincoln et al. 1985). syn. plesiomorphic, primitive, primordial (in some cases), protomorphic (Lincoln et al. 1985) cf. derived, morph 3. Referring to a taxon with relatively many ancestral characters. syn. lower, primitive cf. ” “Higher” and “lower” unscientifically can suggest better and inferior.