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zo·o·ge·og·ra·phy

(zō'ō-jē-og'ră-fē),
The geography of animals; the study of the distribution of animals on the earth's surface.
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zoogeography

(zō′ə-jē-ŏg′rə-fē)
n.
The biological study of the geographic distribution of animals, especially the causes and effects of such distribution.

zo′o·ge·og′ra·pher n.
zo′o·ge′o·graph′ic (-ə-grăf′ĭk), zo′o·ge′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
zo′o·ge′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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zoogeography

(zō″ō-jē-ŏg′ră-fē)
The study of the distribution of animals on the earth.
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The southern part of the eastern Archipelago from the Islands of Four Mountains to Unimak Pass has been assessed as part of the Gulf of Alaska survey but because zoogeographically it is part of the Aleutian Islands and because survey methods are the same (Britt and Martin, 2000), it was included in our regional study of the Aleutian Islands.
Thus, this inventory, although imprecise taxonomically and zoogeographically, nevertheless provides a reasonable representation of Mississippi's natural heritage.
The mussel and snail assemblage of Bayou Bartholomew at this station closely resembles that described for the Saline River in Arkansas (Gordon 1981; Harris and Gordon, 1987; 1990), and may indicate that Bayou Bartholomew represents, zoogeographically, the southern tip of the Ozarkian subprovince of the Mississippi Interior Basin.