A Mechanism for Rapid Allopatric Speciation

  title={A Mechanism for Rapid Allopatric Speciation},
  author={Christopher Wills},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={603 - 605}
  • C. Wills
  • Published 1 May 1977
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
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