sweepstakes dispersal route

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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.

sweepstakes dispersal route

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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.