MULLERIAN MIMICRY

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first proposed by Johann Friedrich Theodor Muller (1822 - 1897) it the effect where two potentially harmful species have a similar body shape or colouration. A bad experience with one of these species can lead to a learned avoidance of all.

MULLERIAN MIMICRY: "Mullerian mimicry is the process of mimicking a much more dangerous species in order to survive- for example some birds will emulate the call of a predator bird in order to stave off any potential predators."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "MULLERIAN MIMICRY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mullerian-mimicry/ (accessed December 1, 2021).

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