faunal region

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faunal region

[′fȯn·əl ‚rē·jən]
(ecology)
A division of the zoosphere, defined by geographic and environmental barriers, to which certain animal communities are bound.
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Matthews and Robison (1988) divided Arkansas into 101 drainage units, and used multivariate analysis of species abundances in 2323 collections to define fish faunal regions of the state.
Since conditions within faunal regions are fairly uniform, it is curious that we find a large number of species sharing the same water.
1990) used cluster analysis and detrended reciprocal averaging (DRA) to examine the distributional data for terrestrial reptiles and found discrete faunal regions with complex zones of transition between the regions (Fig.