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adj. Ecology
1. Occupying geographic areas that are partially overlapping or have a partial barrier between them. Used of organisms, especially populations of the same or closely related species.
2. Occurring among populations having such a distribution: parapatric speciation.

[para- + Greek patrā, fatherland (from patēr, patr-, father; see pəter- in Indo-European roots) + -ic.]

par′a·pat′ri·cal·ly adv.
pa·rap′a·try (pə-răp′ə-trē) n.
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tamasopoensis is unrelated to the species pair and has colonized the area secondarily (Rican et al., 2016; Perez-Miranda et al., 2018), this species probably arose through parapatric speciation from an ancestral population of H.
Population connectivity and phylogeography of the Mediterranean endemic skate Raja polystigma and evidence of its hybridization with the parapatric sibling R.
anophthalmus, parapatric onychophorans (Onychophora: Peripatopsidae) from northeastern Tasmania.
They are hypothesized to have speciated in allopatry during the Pliocene or earlier (Trewick and Morgan-Richards 2005), and they now have broadly parapatric distributions (Trewick and Morgan-Richards 1995, Bulgarella et al.
It is unknown why this species has evolved an 'efoveate' carapace morphology, although analogous modifications are found in species of Eucyrtops and Idiosoma, including an undescribed Eucyrtops species closely sympatric or parapatric with B.
Abrupt and sharply delineated edaphic habitats often provide opportunities for the divergence of edaphic specialist species along contact zones through the process of parapatric speciation (Table 1).
Sabelis, "Incomplete premating and postmating reproductive barriers between two parapatric populations of a social spider mite," Experimental and Applied Acarology, vol.
Contrasting patterns of gene flow between sister plant species in the understory of African moist forests-The case of sympatric and parapatric Marantaceae species.
The situation could be more complicated if formerly allo- or parapatric species start to occupy the same area due to expansion or range shift (Swihart et al.