Published Online: 28 MAY 2003
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Howard, D. J. 2003. Speciation: Allopatric. eLS.
- Published Online: 28 MAY 2003
Allopatric speciation, the splitting of one species into two as a result of the geographic separation of populations, is regarded by many evolutionists as the predominant mode by which new species are formed and biodiversity generated.
Keywords: vicariant speciation; peripatric speciation; centrifugal speciation; reproductive isolation; reinforcement