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Wallacea Line breaks: Wal|la¦cea
Pronunciation: /wɒˈleɪsɪə/

Definition of Wallacea in English:

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.


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?


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

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