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Sympatry

Definition

noun

The condition in which two organisms or groups of organisms inhabit the same geographical location.


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Word origin: roots sym- (meaning same, alike, similar, or fellow) and -patry (meaning homeland or fatherland).

Compare: allopatry.
See also: sympatric speciation, genetic isolation.


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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... mate choice, ecology and morphology of these fish indicate that they are reproductively isolated and exploit alternative trophic niches in sympatry (Schluter & McPhail 1992; McPhail 1994;Taylor & McPhail 1999). Consequently, they fulfill the principal criteria of biological species. ...

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by scottie
Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Global Crayfish Distribution and Interspecific Competition

... stretches (if dams and pollution would not have impeded such movement). Note: One must recognize in considering this issue that geographical sympatry is not interchangeable with "side-by-side" coexistance, per se.

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by Shagreen
Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:00 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Global Crayfish Distribution and Interspecific Competition
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