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Geographic illustration of spatial aspects of speciation. Edited by Fvasconcellos on 2007-06-03 as per request on Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Evolution.
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Geographic illustration of SPATIAL ASPECTS OF SPECIATION:

  1. allopatric speciation - physical barrier divides population
  2. peripatric speciation - small founding population enters isolated niche
  3. parapatric speciation - new niche found adjacent to original one
  4. sympatric speciation - speciation occurs without physical separation

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Adapted from: Spring 2006, Lecture Notes for EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY class (BIL 160 Section HJ) by Dr. Dana Krempels, dana at miami dot edu.

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