Test: SAT II Biology E

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What is the main difference between allopatric and sympatric speciation?

Sympatric speciation occurs when species are separated geographically whereas  allopatric speciation occurs without geographical separation.

Sympatric speciation mainly occurred in the past whereas allopatric speciation still occurs today.

There are no large differences between these two forms of speciation.

Allopatric speciation occurs when species are separated by the movement of plate tectonics whereas sympatric speciation occurs when species are separated by the formation of a new body of water.

Allopatric speciation occurs when species are separated geographically whereas sympatric speciation occurs without geographical separation.

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