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biogeography

(bī′ō-jē-ŏg′rə-fē)
n.
The study of the geographic distribution of organisms.

bi′o·ge·og′ra·pher n.
bi′o·ge′o·graph′ic (-jē′ə-grăf′ĭk), bi′o·ge′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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biogeography

The study of the distribution of different species of organisms in differing geographic regions (ecosystems) and the factors that influenced that distribution.
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Thy nature of this study was because of the biogeographically highly epidemic outbreak of leishmaniasis disease in the study area.
Lungfish tooth plates are biogeographically widespread throughout Late Jurassic to middle Cretaceous strata in North America, but are nonetheless uncommon at any one site (Kirkland 1987).
billcollinsi) appear to occur widely in wild and captive great apes in Africa with some variation between chimpanzee subspecies from biogeographically distinct sites.
However, the paramos have not been always biogeographically isolated; instead, they underwent periodic changes of geographic contraction and expansion during the glacial-interglacial cycles of the Pleistocene (van der Hammen 1974).
The Mediterranean region is geographically and ecologically heterogeneous (Quezel, 1985; Thompson, 2005) and is a difficult area to characterize because its political delineation does not coincide with any of its bioclimatic, biogeographically or floristic outlines.
From these diverse assemblages, nine species are of great importance, either biostratigraphically or biogeographically, or are rare Great Plains taxa.
"These models have resulted in all sorts of contradictory centers of origin and imaginary migrations for primates that are biogeographically unnecessary and incompatible with ecological evidence," he added.
Biogeographically, the presence of species such as Leptopelis flavomaculatus, Hyperolius puncticulatus (Pfeffer, 1893) and Thelotornis mossambicanus (Bocage, 1895) that are present in the typical coastal forest of Arabuko-Sokoke provide an evidence that Kitobo forest species has close affinities with coastal forests (Drewes 1992, Chira 1993, Howell 1993, Schi0tz 1999, Spawls et al.
Moreover, many marine species are biogeographically more widespread, and can therefore be compared with more basins (with possibly better and well-established chronostratigraphic correlations), which simply makes a better correlation.
The genus is important phylogenetically and biogeographically, as it occurs in the upper Rio Mezquital, disjunct from remaining members of the Goodeinae, and according to recent analyses, is the sister group to all other goodeines.