Definition of Beringia in English:

Beringia

Syllabification: Be·rin·gi·a
Pronunciation: /bəˈrinjēə
 
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  • The area comprising the Bering Strait and adjacent parts of Siberia and Alaska, especially in connection with the migration of animals across the former Bering land bridge. See Bering Strait.

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Beringian

adjective
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  • Two species, Tyrannosaurus, in North America, and Tarbosaurus, in Asia, were so closely related that they constitute strong evidence for a Beringian land bridge joining the two continents in Late Cretaceous times.
  • In the case of the Beringian pattern, these results extend the findings for mammals from the Paleocene and Eocene, implying periods of interchange throughout the Tertiary.
  • Therefore, Arctic mammalian faunas should be considered part of the Beringian faunal province.

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