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Wallace's line

noun, Zoogeography
1.
an imaginary line that separates the Oriental and Australian zoogeographical regions and passes between Bali and Lombok, west of Celebes, and east of the Philippines.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; after A. R. Wallace
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Wallace's line

noun
1.
the hypothetical boundary between the Oriental and Australasian zoogeographical regions, which runs between the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok, through the Macassar Strait, and SE of the Philippines
Word Origin
C20: named after Alfred Russel Wallace
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