sympatric

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sympatric (of biological species or speciation) occurring in the same or overlapping geographical areas
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sympatric Of, pertaining to, or.of the nature of, sympatry. See the extract under sympatry.
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Usage

In literature:

Regardless of their respective breeding habits, sympatric species have calls that differ notably.
"Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca" by William E. Duellman
Cases of sympatric existence of two subspecies of one species are known in birds and in reptiles.
"Speciation of the Wandering Shrew" by James S. Findley
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In science:

Models for ecological character displacement and for coevolution of flowers and their pollinators usually involve models of quantitative genetics similar to the ones discussed in the context of sexual selection and sympatric speciation.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Only recently has it become widely accepted that sympatric speciation (i.e., speciation without geographic isolation) may have generated many species of insects, fishes, and birds.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
It should be emphasized that this model does not contain geographic isolation and therefore describes sympatric speciation.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
The authors emphasize that this type of allopatric speciation occurs much faster and for less restrictive parameter ranges than the sympatric speciation in the previous model.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
For this reason, sympatric speciation as found in the model by Higgs and Derrida cannot occur in this model.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
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