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Jan5-13, 07:21 PM
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Well, I'd guess it would be something like change per generation. How to define either characteristic is up in the air, though generation seems basically like the average age before reproduction occurs in a species. I wonder how to take into account the range of ages. A woman can reproduce from like ages 12/13 to like 50, while men can reproduce pretty much well into their 70's and 80's.
You seem to have some basic misunderstandings about evolution.

Puberty usually decides when a person id adle to reproduce, except where puberty happens too early, the chances of a pregnancy lasting to full term is unlikely for a number of reasons. This is not evolution. How long a person remains reproductive from one generation is not evolution.

There is the Evolutionary Significant Unit which is a subpopulation that is considered distinct from the larger species.
Please explain what you wish to know about this.

An Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU) (often lowercased where used without abbreviation, as "evolutionarily significant unit") is a population of organisms that is considered distinct for purposes of conservation. Delineating ESUs is important when considering conservation action.

This term can apply to any species, subspecies, geographic race, or population. Often the term "species" is used rather than ESU, even when an ESU is more technically considered a subspecies or variety rather than a biological species proper. In marine animals the term "stock" is often used as well.