Allopatric



originating in or occupying different geographical areas.
Historical Examples

Smilisca sila and puma are allopatric, whereas S. sordida is broadly sympatric with both of those species.
Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca William E. Duellman

The majority of the species are allopatric and differ primarily in color patterns.
A Taxonomic Revision of the Leptodactylid Frog Genus Syrrhophus Cope John D. Lynch

Where the two species are allopatric, these same morphological characters differ least.
Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys Robert L. Packard

adjective
(of biological speciation or species) taking place or existing in areas that are geographically separated from one another Compare sympatric
allopatric
(āl’ə-pāt’rĭk)
Ecology
Occurring in separate, nonoverlapping geographic areas. Allopatric populations of related organisms are unable to interbreed because of geographic separation. ◇ The development of new species as a result of the geographic separation of populations is called allopatric speciation. Compare sympatric.

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