Evolution, Biogeography, and Maps: An Early History of Wallace's Line

  title={Evolution, Biogeography, and Maps: An Early History of Wallace's Line},
  author={J. R. Camerini},
  pages={700 - 727}
  • J. R. Camerini
  • Published 1993
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Isis
  • A YEAR AFTER HIS RETURN from eight years of traveling and collecting animal specimens in the East Indian Archipelago, Alfred Russel Wallace presented a paper on the physical geography of the region to the Royal Geographical Society of London. The map accompanying the article (Figure 1) depicted the boundary between the Asian and Australian biotas by a single line, known shortly thereafter as "Wallace's line." Although Wallace's line is one of the most disputed topics in biogeography and his… CONTINUE READING
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