Allopatric Speciation: Example & Definition


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Which of these would NOT cause allopatric speciation?

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1. Allopatric speciation means that species split off by:

2. Snapping shrimp underwent allopatric speciation because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Allopatric speciation is a specific form of speciation, which is when species split to form two different species. This quiz assesses how well you understand the concept of allopatric speciation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on your understanding of the following:

  • The causes of allopatric speciation
  • The definition of allopatric speciation
  • Reasons for past instances of allopatric speciation
  • How to consider populations as different species

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information in the lesson on allopatric speciation
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding how and why population splits happen
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to answer questions about real-world examples of allopatric speciation

Additional Learning

More information on allopatric speciation can be found in the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define speciation and allopatric speciation
  • Understand how snapping shrimp underwent allopatric speciation
  • Explain how allopatric speciation can occur in a lab