biogeographical region


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Fig. 66 Biogeographical region. The faunal regions of the world: 1a, Palaearctic; 1b, Nearctic; 2a, Ethiopian; 2b, Madagascan; 3, Oriental; 4, Neotropical; 5, Notogaea; 6,Wallacea.

biogeographical region

the regions of the earth's surface which contain distinctive groups of animals and plants that are normally prevented from moving out of those regions by various natural barriers.
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But is a biogeographical region, or technological paradigm (or national defense for that matter), really indivisible?
Table II summarizes the altitudinal distribution of a sample of 538 (out of 586) species of Vaccinieae found in the Tropical Andes biogeographical region, the region from Costa Rica to Trinidad and southward to Bolivia, but not including the West Indies, Guayana Highland, or Southeastern Brazil.
In addition, both species are from Choco Biogeographical Region. However, these species can be easily distinguished by penis form; in nymphs by the number of denticles of the tarsal claws, the maxillary palp absence in T.
Mindoro is a separate biogeographical region from the Philippines, which explains its good number of endemic plant and animal species that are nowhere else to be found in the world.
This biogeographical region largely coincides with the area designated by classic authors as the sub-Antarctic province (Cabrera & Willink, 1973), the sub-Antarctic subregion (Morrone, 2001) or Maritime Pacific South America (Josse et al., 2003).
Thus, it is probably no coincidence finding that the distribution of this tradition falls on what geographers define as the Atlantic biogeographical region of Europe (Fig.