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paleobiogeography

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

pa′le·o·bi′o·ge′o·graph′ic (-jē′ə-grăf′ĭk), pa′le·o·bi′o·ge′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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It is this paleobiogeographical utility that is being applied to understanding some of the complex plate tectonic movements in the Caribbean and Central American regions.
2004): Presence of Dortokidae (Chelonii, Pleurodira) in the earliest Tertiary of the Jibou Formation, Romania: paleobiogeographical implications.
The similarity of many of the studied taxa with those recorded in the Eastern Subbetic and other areas of the Western Tethys will also provide new criteria aiding to place more precisely these associations within the established chronostratigraphy as well as their paleobiogeographical affinities.
For paleobiogeographical interpretations, species representation, species richness and comparison of shared species with other basins of the Western Tethys were considered.