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allopatry

allopatry The occurrence of species in different geographic regions. When closely related species are separated, differences between them that minimized their competition for food, shelter, or other resources, usually decrease (i.e. the characteristics converge). The process is called character displacement and may be morphological or ecological.

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allopatry

allopatry The occurrence of species in different geographical regions. The differences between closely related species usually decrease (i.e. the characteristics converge) when species are separated, in a process called character displacement, which may be morphological or ecological. Compare sympatry.

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"allopatry." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 19 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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allopatry

allopatry The occurrence of species in different geographical regions. The differences between closely related species usually decrease (i.e. the characteristics converge) when species are separated, in a process called character displacement, which may be morphological or ecological. Compare SYMPATRY.

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"allopatry." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 19 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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allopatry

allopatry The occurrence of species or other taxa in different geographical regions. Subspecies are allopatric by definition. Compare SYMPATRY.

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"allopatry." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Encyclopedia.com. 19 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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