n. [Gr. dicha, in two; L. patria, native country]
Populations geographically separated to the extent that individuals of the involved species never meet; see parapatric speciation.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • parapatric speciation — Populations in geographical ranges that come in contact and genetic interchange is possible even without sympatry; see dichopatry …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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