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Definition of the adjective allopatric

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  1. (of biological species or speciation) occurring in areas isolated geographically from one another

Alternative definition of the adjective allopatric


  1. [biology] Not living in the same territory; geographically isolated and thus unable to crossbreed

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Google previewConcise Encyclopaedia of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (2014)

by John M. Hancock, Marketa J. Zvelebil

Hoelzel Allopatric evolutionoccurs whenpopulations ofthesame species diverge geneticallyin geographically isolated locations (having non-overlapping geographic ranges). Such differentiation, together with the developmentof pre- ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Entomology (2007)

by Paras Nath

Allopatric: Having ranges that do not overlap. It is a term applied to two or more populations which occupy mutually exclusive (but usually adjacent) geographical areas (cf. Sympatric). Or, non-overlapping geographic distributions of organisms ...

Google previewDictionary of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology (1998)

by O. P. Singh, S. K. Srivastava

Allopatric: Of populations or species, occupying mutually exclusive (but usually adjacent) geographical area. Allopatric hybridization: Hybridization between two allopatric populations (species or subspecies) along a well-defined contact zone.

Google previewWiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2 Volume Set (2011)

by Bernard Wood

allopatric speciation A mode of speciation in which new species evolve as a consequence of the original species population being divided by a geographic barrier. The resulting physical isolation leads to a loss of gene flow, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biology (2009)

by Don Rittner, Timothy Lee McCabe

allopatric speciation 11 allochronic speciation Speciation that takes place related to time rather than space; populations that are reproductively isolated due to mating at different times. See also SPECIATION . allometric growth The variation in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

allopatric Applied to species or populations that occupy habitats which are geographically separated, and that do not occur together in nature. Compare SYMPATRIC. allopatric speciation The formation of new * species ...

Google previewWiley-Blackwell Student Dictionary of Human Evolution (2015)

by Bernard Wood

Allopatric speciation is thought to be the most common cause of speciation in mammals, including hominins. See also parapatric speciation; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2017)

by Jonathan Law

allopatric. Describing or relating to groups of similar organisms that could interbreed but do not because they are geographically separated. Compare SYMPATRIC. See SPECIATION.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parasitology: A-M (2008)

by Heinz Mehlhorn, Horst Aspöck

Allopatric. Speciation. Substance (e.g., house dust) or portions of an animal (e.g., mite), that cause an increased immune-reaction in humans. From Greek: allos = alien, Latin: patria = homeland. This term describes the formation/occurrence of ...

Google previewAne's Encyclopedic Dictionary of General & Applied Entomology (2009)

by Manjit Singh Dhooria

defencive secretions Allopatric: Populations or species, occupying mutually exclusive but usually ...

Google previewDictionary of Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology (1998)

by Gurbachan Miglani

allopatric speciation: A natural process of speciation involving formation of a new species by sister ecotypes (belonging to the same population) geographically isolated over a long period such that ...

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Allopatric Astatotilapia mate choice

4-way partial partition egg catcher: females given choice of four males at a time, one from each of four allopatric populations (Salima, Lake Chilingali, Rovuma, Chizumulu Island).

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Small photo of Darter or Snakebird (Anhingidae) Tossing A Fish: The term "snakebird" is usually used without any additions to signify whichever of the completely allopatric species occurs in any one region.Small photo of Squirrel monkeys live in the tropical forests of Central and South America in the canopy layer. Most species have parapatric or allopatric ranges in the Amazon.Small photo of Squirrel monkeys live in the tropical forests of Central and South America in the canopy layer. Most species have parapatric or allopatric ranges in the Amazon. More...

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Video shows what allopatric means. Not living in the same territory, geographically isolated and thus unable to crossbreed.. Allopatric Meaning. How to ...

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