Wallace Alfred Russel

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(wŏl′ĭs), Alfred Russel 1823-1913.
British naturalist who developed a concept of evolution similar to that of Charles Darwin. He traveled in the Amazon region and the Malay Archipelago collecting specimens and wrote The Geographical Distribution of Animals (1876).
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