Definition of Wallacea in English:

Wallacea

Line breaks: Wal|la¦cea
Pronunciation: /wɒˈleɪsɪə
 
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Zoology
  • A zoogeographical area constituting a transition zone between the Oriental and Australian regions, east of Wallace’s line. It is generally held to comprise Sulawesi and other islands between the two continental shelves.

Derivatives

Wallacean

adjective
More example sentences
  • Here we report zircon fission-track dates from two fossil sites on the Wallacean island of Flores.
  • We are also interested in the basic distributional and seasonal ecology of shorebirds in the Wallacean region.
  • Is it means of dispersal, dispersal routes and centres of origin as in Darwinian and Wallacean biogeography?

Origin

1920s: from the name of A. R. Wallace (see Wallace, Alfred Russel).

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