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Palearctic

[¦pāl·ē′ärd·ik]
(ecology)
Pertaining to a biogeographic region including Europe, northern Asia and Arabia, and Africa north of the Sahara.
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In spite of the apparently low diversity of Neanurini in the Nearctic, Eastern Palaearctic, Oriental and Australasian, knowledge of the tribe in these regions can be crucial in the context of its history and relationships between genera.
Catching up with the updated editions of the second and third volumes on extant Palaearctic beetles, this first volume incorporates the most recent generally accepted views on three of the four suborders of Coleoptera: the basal Archostemata, the Myxophaga, and the species-rich Adephaga, which together represent about 10% of total beetle diversity.
It was widespread and common in the Afrotropical, Andean, Australasian, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental and Palaearctic regions (13).
Geller-Grimm and Hradsky (2003)--Reviewed the Palaearctic fauna giving a brief history of the world fauna (restricted to the Palaearctic (7 species) and Afrotropic regions (11 species)) and discussed issues relating to subfamilial allocation.
From this point of view, we accept that Iraqi fauna includes a total of 47 species of 25 genera according to the Palaearctic catalogue of LObl and Smetana (2010) and Ozdikmen et al.
Situated at the confluence of Oriental and Palaearctic realms, GHNP provides a unique opportunity for the species from both biogeographic regions to thrive, disperse and evolve.
Schintlmeister began his career in physics, but turned to the biogeography and evolution of the Palaearctic Notodontidae, and by now has described more than 500 species new to science.
In this study, we describe four records of colour aberrations in the most abundant alcid in the Palaearctic (Stempniewicz, 2001)--the dovekie (Alle alle).
The genus contains 11 described species, 10 of which are so far recorded from the Palaearctic Region and one from the Afrotropical Region; identification of the six species occurring in the Euro-Mediterranean area is rather difficult (Pericart, 1983).
If the Banc is lost, 40%-50% of the waders of the Palaearctic [the largest of the world's eight ecozones] will disappear," Araujo says.
For a bird enthusiast, Oman's picturesque Dhofar is rewarding since it boasts within a relatively small area a mix of African, Oriental and Palaearctic birds, including a large number of sea birds.