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- adj. Distributed in a geographic range around the North Pole; restricted to arctic regions.
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In South America it is probable that the heavy fauna died out much later than in North America and northern Eurasia; that is, it died out much later than in what zoogeographers call the holarctic realm.
The origin of most mammals is neotropical although some are of holarctic origin.
It would be the holarctic species, Equus ferus caballus, upon whose back the expanse of the world was opened, providing the perfect union between the mind of man and muscle of beast.