allopatrically

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allopatric   (āl'ə-pāt'rĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
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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