IN CONTEXT

KEY FIGURE

Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913)

BEFORE

1831–36 Darwin’s studies on the voyage of HMS Beagle confirm that many animals living in one area are not found in similar habitats elsewhere.

AFTER

1874 British zoologist Philip Sclater categorizes birds by zoogeographic regions.

1876 Alfred Russel Wallace publishes The Geographical Distribution of Animals—the first extensive publication on biogeography.

1975 Hungarian biogeographer Miklos Udvardy proposes dividing biogeographic realms into biogeographic provinces.

2015 Mexican evolutionary biologist J.J. Morrone proposes an International Code of Area Nomenclature for biogeography. ...

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