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sweepstakes dispersal route

sweepstakes dispersal route A term coined by G. G. Simpson in 1940 to describe a possible route of faunal interchange which is unlikely to be used by most animals, but which will, by chance, be used by some. It requires a major barrier that is occasionally crossed. Which groups cross and when they cross are determined virtually at random.

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sweepstakes dispersal route

sweepstakes dispersal route Term coined by G. G. Simpson in 1940 to describe a possible route of faunal interchange which is unlikely to be used by most animals, but which will, by chance, be used by some. It requires a major barrier that is occasionally crossed. Which groups cross and when they cross are determined virtually at random.

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"sweepstakes dispersal route." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 20 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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"sweepstakes dispersal route." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved August 20, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/sweepstakes-dispersal-route