Definition of Palaeotropical in English:

Palaeotropical

Line breaks: Palaeo|tropic¦al
Pronunciation: /ˌpalɪə(ʊ)ˈtrɒpɪk(ə)l
 
, ˌpeɪ-/
(US Paleotropical)

adjective

Botany
1Relating to or denoting a phytogeographical kingdom comprising Africa, tropical Asia, New Guinea, and many Pacific islands (excluding Australia and New Zealand).
More example sentences
  • This five-year project, which started in mid-2003, is investigating the changes that took place in Palaeotropical terrestrial habitats towards the end of the Moscovian Age.
  • The tropical rainforests of Queensland have species with mainly Palaeotropical affinities.
1.1 Zoology Relating to or denoting a zoogeographical region comprising the tropical parts of the Old World.
More example sentences
  • Although less intensively studied than Nearctic species, numerous Palearctic and Paleotropical species also utter flight calls.
  • For a distribution to be Palaeotropical a taxon must occur in tropical regions on both continents in the Old World, i.e. in Africa and Asia.
  • Fifteen species of neotropical and three species of Paleotropical bats are known either to roost. in or to make tents in over 80 species of vascular plants.

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