Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sympatric Distribution

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4359

This term was created to describe the phenomenon when two species of the same group occur in the same geographic area and thus regularly encounter each other.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für ZoomorphologieZellbiologie und Parasitologie, Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany