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Happy Birthday Alfred Russel Wallace

The cover of his 1876 work, “The geographical distribution of animals. With a study of the relations of living and extinct faunas as elucidating the past changes of the earth’s surface.” Needless to say, this is a topic that we are still fascinated with today. Image from: John van Wyhe, ed. 2012-. Wallace Online (

Alfred Russel Wallace, the “father of biogeography,” was born on this day in 1823. Check out a fantastic collection of his work at

And, check out the recent update of Wallace’s zoogeographic regions of the world here.

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