1. (of biological species or speciation) occurring in areas isolated geographically from one another
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How To Use allopatric In A Sentence

  • In a previous series of laboratory trials, we examined the strength of premating and postmating barriers in an allopatric species pair of the endangered Sonoran topminnow, Poeciliopsis occidentalis and P. sonoriensis.
  • Some zoogeographic species consist of two or more related populations that are allopatric in distribution (geographically separate) and are inferred to be reproductively isolated from each other.
  • Patterns of diversity of beech in Europe are not complicated by the existence of interfertile species, except for the presence of an allopatric related beech species in Asia minor.
  • The two species have a largely allopatric altitudinal distribution on Hokkaido Island, Japan, proposed to be the result of temperature-mediated competition.
  • If most speciation is allopatric, what would we expect to see in terms of the fossil record?
  • Paul used this phenomenon known as allopatric speciation to explain the evolution of Hershey Kisses and Snow Caps, both with a similar shape but the latter with a sugar-covered top. Boing Boing
  • This 'making' of new species is known as allopatric speciation and similar patterns are seen with cichlids in the great lakes of Africa. Practical Fishkeeping
  • Thus, whereas the initial evolution of potential radial folds may have been allopatric, in this case there must have been substantial phyletic evolution following speciation that affected the global population.
  • Relatively large genetic distances between populations suggest long periods of isolation and allopatric speciation.
  • The process that von Buch described now goes by the label allopatric speciation. The Song of The Dodo
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