1823, Jan 81913, Nov 7
a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist. He is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection; his paper on the subject was jointly published with some of Charles Darwin's writings in 1858. Wallace did extensive fieldwork, first in the Amazon River basin and then in the Malay Archipelago, where he identified the faunal divide now termed the Wallace Line, which separates the Indonesian archipelago into two distinct parts: a western portion in which the animals are largely of Asian origin, and an eastern portion where the fauna reflect Australasia.
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07/01/1858-Modern biology is born when the Linnaean Society of London listens to the reading of a paper on natural selection by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace
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Henry Walter Bates
...his expedition to the rainforests of the Amazon with Alfred Russel Wallace, starting in 1848. Wallace returned in 1852, but...
Charles Darwin
...common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that this branching...
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