Wallace Alfred Russel


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 (wŏl′ĭs), Alfred Russel 1823-1913.
British naturalist who developed a concept of evolution similar to that of Charles Darwin. He traveled in the Amazon region and the Malay Archipelago collecting specimens and wrote The Geographical Distribution of Animals (1876).

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(wŏl′ĭs), Alfred Russel 1823-1913.
British naturalist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. Wallace spent eight years (1854-1862) traveling in Malaysia and assembling evidence for his theories, which he sent to Darwin in England. Their findings were presented to the public in 1858.
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