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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.

biogeography

The study of the distribution of different species of organisms in differing geographic regions (ecosystems) and the factors that influenced that distribution.

biogeography

scientific study of the geographic distribution of living organisms.
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The topology of the tree shows that the genus Dactylopius is monophyletic (they share a common ancestor) and that node 16 divides each tree into two branches which separate the genus biogeographically.
Scytalopus parvirostris (apparently disjunct from Amazonas, Peru south to central Bolivia) is known unequivocally from the Cordillera Vilcabamba (across the Rio Apurimac from the main chain of the Andes, biogeographically closer to Cuzco) in extreme eastern Junin; it may also occur more widely as it is also known from the main chain of the Andes in nearby Ayacucho and Pasco.
The most important issue to highlight is that, although the island lies outside the tropics, biogeographically the shores may be considered tropical since the majority of their species are known from the Indo-West Pacific Region.
Australia was biogeographically isolated from the rest of the world during the Cainozoic.
The Maghreb region is highly biogeographically diverse, and cryptic diversity has recently been uncovered in both the Maghreb vertebrates (e.
It has not been previously recorded on any Caribbean island (excluding Trinidad, which is biogeographically South American; Raffaele et al.
2] (Terborgh & Winter, 1983)--or biogeographically often meaningless political boundaries.
If these relationships are correct, biogeographically they would also agree with the sister relationships found between other endemic species of the Costa Rican Pacific minforest in the Caribbean minforest zone.