Rapoport's rule

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A rule, proposed in 1982 by E. H. Rapoport, stating that there is a positive relationship between the range of latitudes over which a species occurs and the latitude of the centre of its range. In other words, species that inhabit the higher latitudes tend to have wider geographical ranges. It appears to work for many organisms, but is not universal in its application.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation.

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