Wallace's Line in the Light of Recent Zoogeographic Studies

  title={Wallace's Line in the Light of Recent Zoogeographic Studies},
  author={Ernst Mayr},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  pages={1 - 14}
  • E. Mayr
  • Published 1 March 1944
  • Geography
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
BY ERNST MAYR American Museum of Natural History, New York Z OOGEOGRAPHY has had a fate very much like taxonomy. It was flourishing during the descriptive period of biological sciences. Its prestige, however, declined rapidly when experimental biology began to come to the foreground. Again as with taxonomy, a new interest in zoogeography has been noticeable in recent years. It seems to me that this revival has had two causes. One is the interest of the student of geographic speciation in the… 
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