allopatric


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allopatric

adjective Referring or relating to allopatry.

allopatric

(of a population) being geographically separate (or nearly so) from another population of the same species. Compare SYMPATRIC.
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Many of these studies have found evidence of isolation during Pleistocene glacial cycles, and allopatric divergence is often thought to be the main route to speciation in birds (Mayr 1963, Coyne and Orr 2004).
The most recent taxonomic revision of the Aspidoscelis hyperythra complex (Grismer, 1999) used the operationalism of diagnosable allopatric populations to elevate five insular populations, recognized as subspecies by Walker and Taylor (1968), to species rank.
All of the species are allopatric and there is no known geographical overlap, and from the first eophylls to especially mature plants, the species can be separated.
Most of the branchiopod taxa sampled during the study are usually allopatric (i.
Evidence for this ancient relationship includes the association of phylogenetically closely related hantavirus species with phylogenetically closely related allopatric rodent species.
At the highest clade level (4-1) and most distant past (Templeton 1998), allopatric fragmentation between the Gulf and Atlantic clades generated the genetically differentiated subspecies existing today.
Introgression as a likely cause of mtDNA paraphyly in two allopatric skippers (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae).
2001), despite the fact that many ferns produce bisexual spores capable of travelling long distances, chances of establishing new populations are low; in this way, evidence of historical processes such as allopatric differentiation may sometimes be hidden by dispersal.
According to phenetic characters observed, as well as the current diversity of the genus Atractus coming from highland environments that seems to respond to a pattern of allopatric speciation (geographical replacement of species) and the current knowledge concerning most of species in Venezuela (comparative analysis), there are arguments conclusive to justify a description in this taxon based on the single specimen known.
Transmission dynamics and epidemiology of Rhodesian sleeping sickness in allopatric populations of Glossina pallidipes of Kenya.
Most scientists believe that allopatric speciation, where different species arise from an ancestral species only after breeding populations have become physically isolated from each other, is the dominant mode of speciation both on land and in the sea.