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allopatric/sypatric speciation

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allopatric/sypatric speciation

Postby jonofbridger » Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:43 pm

Is there difference between the two besides geography or can anyone explain how allopatric/sypatric speciation happens or have examples?
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Postby mith » Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:33 pm

You're right, the difference is in where the speciation occurred, in the same place or in different places.
Allopatric often occurs thru something called founder's effect. Basically a "founding group" leaves and starts a colony somewhere else, kinda like australian and american english compared to the British English
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