Peripatric speciation

  title={Peripatric speciation},
  author={Andrew Z Colvin},
  journal={WikiJournal of Science},
Peripatric speciation is a mode of speciation in which a new species is formed from an isolated peripheral population.[1]:105 Since peripatric speciation resembles allopatric speciation, in that populations are isolated and prevented from exchanging genes, it can often be difficult to distinguish between them.[2] Nevertheless, the primary characteristic of peripatric speciation proposes that one of the populations is much smaller than the other. The terms peripatric and peripatry are often used… 

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