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allopatricallopatrique (fr.); allopatrisch (ger.)

  • Of species, speciation, etc.: occurring in different, non-overlapping geographical areas.. (OED 2012)
    Two forms (or species) are allopatric, if they do not occur together, that is if they exclude each other geographically.

    Mayr, E. (1942). Systematics and the Origin of Species: 148f.


    allopatric Used of populations, species or taxa occupying different and disjunct geographical areas; allopatry cf. dichopatric, parapatric, sympatric.    

    Lincoln, R.J., Boxshall, G.A. & Clark, P.F. (1982). A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics: 10.