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(English) The presence of closely-related taxa or biota in different geographical areas; these have been separated by a natural barrier, a vicariant event, e.g. the rise of a mountain range isolating drainages. (See also: vicariation, evolution)
(French) Evolution d'une espèce sur place, par exemple, où il est aujourd'hui, au lieu d'une évolution par dispersion et l'isolement subséquent. (See also: vicariation, evolution)

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