Definition of zoogeography in English:


Line breaks: zoo|geog¦raphy
Pronunciation: /ˌzuːə(ʊ)dʒɪˈɒɡrəfi
, ˌzəʊə(ʊ)-, ˌzuːdʒɪ-/


[mass noun]
The branch of zoology that deals with the geographical distribution of animals.
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  • The programme therefore encompasses geo-science, oceanography, marine ecology, coelacanth biology, zoogeography, population genetics, and genome resource studies.
  • Howell's other main focus of research was on the zoogeography and geographic distribution of birds in Central America, particularly Nicaragua.
  • The study of zoogeography attempts to answer questions about how and why fish faunas differ across geographic regions.



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  • It is for that reason that ‘drift shells’ are not accorded full status by zoogeographers and ecologists.
  • The theories of animal distribution advanced by zoogeographers are usually grounded in evolutionary presuppositions.
  • Aside from the difficulty of selecting dependable authorities or systematic works, the zoogeographer desiring to use the evidence of fresh-water fishes has another troublesome matter to contend with.


Pronunciation: /-dʒiːəˈɡrafɪk/
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  • Other studies have begun to examine habitat use by estuarine fishes in more detail including zoogeographic and temporal comparisons.
  • The broad zoogeographic influences of Cape Cod on faunal composition as frequently recognized may be evident on a smaller, local scale in Cape Cod estuaries.
  • In Northern Melanesia, 191 of the zoogeographic species are native, breeding residents.


Pronunciation: /-dʒiːəˈɡrafɪk(ə)l/
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  • These data are tabulated by species with locations referenced to zoogeographical subregions, political units of provinces, states, or countries, and source citations.
  • Sulawesi is of great scientific interest as it forms part of a zoogeographical zone known as Wallacea.
  • Strayer suggested, ‘the drainage basin is, in many ways, the ideal unit for ecological and zoogeographical studies.’


Pronunciation: /-dʒiːəˈɡrafɪk(ə)li/
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  • All but one nematode species from this zoogeographically interesting region are briefly described and illustrated.
  • Unfortunately, its boundaries, both conchologically and zoogeographically, are a bit fuzzy.
  • The reserve is zoogeographically representative of the Sierras’ mammalian fauna, and it has a particular composition in respect of other provincial localities.

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