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An '''evolutionary radiation''' is an increase in [[Taxonomy (biology)|taxonomic]] diversity that is caused by elevated rates of speciation<ref name="Simões et al 2016">{{Cite journal| first1 = M. | title = The evolving theory of evolutionary radiations | journal = Trends in Ecology & Evolution | volume = 31 | issue = | pages = 27–34| year = 2016| last1 = Simões et al. |display-authors=etal| doi = 10.1016/j.tree.2015.10.007 }}</ref>, that may or may not be associated with an increase in [[morphology (biology)|morphological]] disparity, .<ref name=Wesley-Hunt2005>{{Cite journal| first1 = G. D. | title = The morphological diversification of carnivores in North America | url = | format = | journal = Paleobiology | volume = 31 | issue = | pages = 35–55| year = 2005| last1 = Wesley-Hunt | doi = 10.1666/0094-8373(2005)031<0035:TMDOCI>2.0.CO;2
}}</ref> Radiations may affect one [[clade]] or many, and be rapid or gradual; where they are rapid, and driven by a single lineage's adaptation to their environment, they are termed [[adaptive radiation]]s.<ref name=Schluter2000>{{cite book
| author = Schluter, D.