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Allen's rule

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In zoology, the principle that animals adopted to cold have smaller and shorter limbs and protruding body parts.

See also Bergmann's rule, under Carl Bergmann, 19th-century German biologist.


  • J. A. Allen:
    The influence of Physical conditions in the genesis of species.
    Radical Review, 1877, 1: 108-140.

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