Wallace, AlfredRussel (1823–1913)An English naturalist who was a contemporary of CharlesDarwin. He worked in the East Indies and as a result of his observations there came independently to the theory of evolution by natural selection. His ideas were presented together with those of Darwin at a meeting of the Linnean Society of London on 1July1858. See also Wallace's line.
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