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Biogeography

Biogeography

Biogeography Terms

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Vicariance

An event that splits a range into two, such that organisms cannot survive in the middle of their old range. A river forming or a mountain range developing are examples of vicariance events. As you can see, these are not things that happen in an hour or two, but happen slowly over time.

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