paleobiogeography

paleobiogeography

[pey-lee-oh-bahy-oh-jee-og-ruh-fee or, esp. British, pal-ee-]
noun
the study of the distribution of ancient plants and animals and their relation to ancient geographic features.

Origin:
1930–35; paleo- + biogeography

paleobiogeographic [pey-lee-oh-bahy-oh-jee-uh-graf-ik or, esp. British, pal-ee-] , paleobiogeographical, adjective
paleobiogeographically, adverb
paleobiogeographer, noun
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