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1. Occupying separate, nonoverlapping geographic areas. Used of organisms, especially populations of the same or closely related species.
2. Occurring among populations having such a distribution: allopatric speciation.

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

al′lo·pat′ri·cal·ly adv.
al·lop′a·try (ə-lŏp′ə-trē) n.


(Biology) (of biological speciation or species) taking place or existing in areas that are geographically separated from one another. Compare sympatric
[C20: from allo- + -patric, from Greek patris native land]
ˌalloˈpatrically adv


(ˌæl əˈpæ trɪk)

(of populations of the same or similar species) occupying separate ranges and unavailable for interbreeding.
[1940–45; allo- + Greek patr(ía) fatherland (derivative of patḗr father) + -ic]
al`lo•pat′ri•cal•ly, adv.
al•lop•a•try (əˈlɒp ə tri) n.
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Adj.1.allopatric - (of biological species or speciation) occurring in areas isolated geographically from one another
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
sympatric - (of biological species or speciation) occurring in the same or overlapping geographical areas
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2004) proposed that this species complex might probably have arisen due to a speciation process that assumes a constant evolution rate and allopatric speciation (Grant, 1985), a hypothesis based on Wright (1943) theory of "isolation by distance".
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