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36, that is ca, 15% and 85% of internal and external subspecies respectively; these values are somewhat different from the ones in Fig. 4. The proportion of external and internal subspecies is schematically represented in Fig. 9. If the statement "the subspecies have an innate tendency to retain a portion of the species' external frontier" were valid, we could then ask a related question: what happens when there are internal frontiers, that is, empty territories like deserts, lakes, or some other uninhabited surfaces?
It is a decreasing geometric progression due to the fact that r < 1. The sum (S) of the first n terms is r - 1 This progression well describes the way in which the species divide their niches (Motomura, 1932, quoted by Whittaker, 1965, and 1970, p. 25). In spite of this, if we take ranges instead of ecological niches, the observed values for mammals are displaced to the top, indicating higher than calculated values; this would mean that the biggest ranged subspecies in nature are less thoroughly divided than predicted by the model, then the bigger landowners have a better chance to retain a bigger portion of land when the number of landowners increases.
Dots represent values taken from 449 mammal species. If the longer portions of the sticks broken at random into two pieces tend to represent three-quarters of the original length, we can suppose that each piece, broken again, will show the same three-quarters and one-quarter tendencies. e. 7, etc. , that is y = r n-\ a which is represented by a hatched line in Fig. 11. It is a decreasing geometric progression due to the fact that r < 1. The sum (S) of the first n terms is r - 1 This progression well describes the way in which the species divide their niches (Motomura, 1932, quoted by Whittaker, 1965, and 1970, p.
Areography. Geographical Strategies of Species by Eduardo H. Rapoport
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