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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 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.
Philippi (1865) also dealt with the fauna of Chile, which is biogeographically related to Argentina.
A review of research in Nova Scotia and Maine indicates that key habitat components vary seasonally and biogeographically and that a mix of components within ranging distances are required to meet annual and life history needs, especially for cows (Prescott 1968, Cioffi 1981, Leptich 1986, Thompson 1987, Miller 1989, Brannen 2004).
Biogeographically, the Serrania de la Macarena is merely an isolated spur of the Cordillera Oriental although many biologists prefer to view (or to imagine) it as the westernmost of the Guayanan tepuis.