The distributions of animals are influenced by geographic, vegetational, and altitudinal factors.
Most series of specimens are obtained by hunting after rains on roads or other natural breaks in vegetational cover.
Paynter's (1955a) system of vegetational zones on the peninsula is useful to ornithologists.
Climate has a dominating influence on the vegetational elements sketched above.
Box turtles frequently sought shelter beneath this vegetational canopy or burrowed beneath the sod.
This vegetational association may have few rodents because there is a shortage of places where they can hide.
These sites were chosen as being representative of larger topographic or vegetational areas within the grid.
Rather, the ranges tended to follow parts of vegetational zones.
1560s, "act of vegetating," from Middle French végétation, from Medieval Latin vegetationem (nominative vegetatio) "a quickening, action of growing," from vegetare "grow, quicken" (see vegetable). Meaning "plant life" first recorded 1727.
vegetation veg·e·ta·tion (věj'ĭ-tā'shən)
The process of growth in plants.
An abnormal bodily growth or excrescence, especially a clot composed largely of fused blood platelets, fibrin, and sometimes bacteria that is adherent to a diseased heart valve.
A vegetative state of impaired consciousness.