Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE ( (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2013. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use.

Subscriber: null; date: 21 February 2017

Lydekker's line

A Dictionary of Zoology

Michael Allaby

Lydekker's line 

A line that defines the easternmost extension of oriental animals into the zone of mixing between the Oriental and Australian faunal regions. The corresponding western limit of the zone is known as Wallace's line, and marks the maximum extent of marsupials (Marsupialia) in that direction. It is named after the British naturalist R. Lydekker (1849–1915).

Was This Useful?