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  • adjective Pertaining to zoogeography.


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  • When people go looking for new species of, say, frogs or snails, they usually have reliable zoogeographic evidence in the form of distribution patterns of related species.

    Whole lotta bones

  • Wallace, by contrast, is best remembered – if at all – in the Wallace Line, a zoogeographic boundary separating Australia from south-east Asia.

    Alfred Russel Wallace by Tim Flannery

  • Changes in aquatic trophic structure and zoogeographic distributions will alter biomagnification of contaminants, including persistent organic pollutants and mercury, and potentially affect freshwater food webs, especially top-level predatory fish (e.g., lake trout) that are sought by all types of fisheries.

    Key findings, science gaps, and recommendations for freshwater ecosystems in the ACIA

  • The Cape Faunal Centre is a distinct zoogeographic zone that coincides roughly with the Floral Region as far as the eastern end of Western Cape Province.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa

  • These authors used the major rivers, the Kapuas and Barito, to represent zoogeographic barriers to a few mammal species and based subunits largely on these barriers but also used climatic regimes for the drier eastern biounits.

    Sundaland heath forests

  • Hake and anchovy, which are normally to be found in two separate zoogeographic provinces, coexist in this LME.

    Patagonian Shelf large marine ecosystem

  • Alpine regions are typified by a specialized fauna of great zoogeographic interest, with high endemicity and local phenotypic variation.

    Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia

  • The fynbos and renosterveld ecoregions are more-or-less coincident with the Cape Faunal Center (CFC), a distinct zoogeographic zone characterized by the phylogenetic antiquity of much of its invertebrate fauna.

    Lowland fynbos and renosterveld

  • The magnificent biotic variation and composition of the Sulaiman Range Alpine Meadows, a central site for plant endemism, is the result of the ecoregion's role as a transitional zone between Palearctic and Indo-Malayan zoogeographic regions.

    Sulaiman Range alpine meadows

  • The Montane and Lowland Fynbos and Renosterveld ecoregions are essentially coincident with the Cape Faunal Center (CFC), a discrete zoogeographic zone characterized by the phylogenetic antiquity of much of its invertebrate fauna.

    Montane fynbos and renosterveld


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