zoogeography

[zoh-uh-jee-og-ruh-fee]
noun
1.
the science dealing with the geographical distribution of animals.
2.
the study of the causes, effects, and other relations involved in such distributions.

Origin:
1865–70; zoo- + geography

zoogeographer, noun
zoogeographic [zoh-uh-jee-uh-graf-ik] , zoogeographical, adjective
zoogeographically, adverb
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zoogeography (ˌzəʊədʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n
the branch of zoology concerned with the geographical distribution of animals
 
zooge'ographer
 
n
 
zoogeographic
 
adj
 
zoogeo'graphical
 
adj
 
zoogeo'graphically
 
adv

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zoogeography   (zō'ə-jē-ŏg'rə-fē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of the geographic distribution of animals. See more at biogeography.
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zoogeography

the branch of the science of biogeography (q.v.) that is concerned with the geographic distribution of animal species. In addition to mapping the present distribution of species, zoogeographers formulate theories to explain the distribution, based on information about geography, physiography, climate, and geologic history, as well as knowledge of the evolutionary history and relationships of the animals involved.

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Such comparisons can provide valuable insight about the zoogeography of the region.
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