What is allopatry?

What is allopatry? Here are some definitions.

  1. (biology) The condition of being allopatric
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In general, sizes of island individuals are approximately intermediate in size between those in the region of origin and those in the region of allopatry.
The observed strong phenotypic similarity was preserved under speciation through complete allopatry.
And third, differentiation may have evolved in allopatry as a contiguous ancestral population became fragmented by vicariance.
The predominant view is that new species arise most often in allopatry where geographically isolated populations of the same ancestral species diverge progressively.
The allopatry of Middle American subspecies, and their diversification, may be attributable to habitat preferences.
Historical allopatry and the biogeography of speciation in the prosobranch snail genus Nucella.

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