- originating in or occupying different geographical areas.
Origin of allopatric
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Smilisca sila and puma are allopatric, whereas S. sordida is broadly sympatric with both of those species.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca
William E. Duellman
The majority of the species are allopatric and differ primarily in color patterns.
Where the two species are allopatric, these same morphological characters differ least.Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys
Robert L. Packard
- (of biological speciation or species) taking place or existing in areas that are geographically separated from one anotherCompare sympatric
C20: from allo- + -patric, from Greek patris native land
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- Occurring in separate, nonoverlapping geographic areas. Allopatric populations of related organisms are unable to interbreed because of geographic separation.♦ The development of new species as a result of the geographic separation of populations is called allopatric speciation. Compare sympatric.
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