Wallace's line

Wallace's line
noun Etymology: Alfred Russel Wallace Date: circa 1868 a hypothetical boundary that separates the highly distinctive faunas of the Asian and Australian biogeographic regions and passes between the islands of Bali and Lombok in Indonesia, between Borneo and Sulawesi, and between the Philippines and the Moluccas

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  • Wallace's line — Zoogeog. an imaginary line that separates the Oriental and Australian zoogeographical regions and passes between Bali and Lombok, west of Celebes, and east of the Philippines. [1865 70; after A. R. WALLACE] * * * ▪ faunal boundary       boundary… …   Universalium

  • wallace's line — ˈwälə̇sə̇z , ˈwȯlisə̇z noun also wallace line Usage: usually capitalized W Etymology: after Alfred Russel Wallace died 1913 English naturalist : a hypothetical boundary separating the characteristic Asiatic fauna and flora from that of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wallace's Line — /ˈwɒləsəz laɪn/ (say woluhsuhz luyn) noun an imaginary line passing between the islands Bali and Lombok, of Indonesia, through the Makassar Strait, to east of the Philippines. It separates the Australian and Oriental biogeographical realms; the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Wallace's line — noun Zoology a hypothetical line marking the boundary between the Oriental and Australian zoogeographical regions. Origin proposed by the English naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Wallace’s Line — separates tropical Asian flora and fauna from that typical of Australia; runs between Bali and Lombok, Indonesia, to the east (named for A R Wallace) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • weber's line — noun Usage: usually capitalized W Etymology: after Max Weber died 1937 German zoologist : a hypothetical boundary lying approximately along the Australo Papuan Shelf and being sometimes preferred to Wallace s line as the common boundary of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • George Wallace's 1963 Inaugural Address — was delivered January 14, 1963, following his election as Governor of Alabama. [ [http://www.archives.state.al.us/govs list/inauguralspeech.html 1963 Inaugural Addressof Governor George C. Wallace] , Alabama Department of Archives and History]… …   Wikipedia

  • Wal|lace's Line — «WOL uh sihz, WL », an imaginary line in the southwestern Pacific that divides the animal life of the Australian region from that of the Asian or Oriental region. ╂[< Alfred Russel Wallace, 1823 1913, a British naturalist and explorer] …   Useful english dictionary

  • WALLACE (A. R.) — WALLACE ALFRED RUSSEL (1823 1913) Naturaliste anglais, l’un des fondateurs de la zoogéographie. Wallace accompagne son maître, l’entomologiste H. W. Bates, dans son exploration de l’Amazonie (1848), puis s’en sépare et demeure au Brésil jusqu’en… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Wallace, Alfred Russel — born Jan. 8, 1823, Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales died Nov. 7, 1913, Broadstone, Dorset, Eng. British naturalist. Though trained as a surveyor and architect, he became interested in botany and traveled to the Amazon in 1848 to collect specimens. In… …   Universalium

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