historical zoogeography

historical zoogeography

[his‚tär·i·kəl ‚zō·ō·jē′äg·rə·fē]
(ecology)
The study of animal distributions in terms of evolutionary history.
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Reexamination of Sigmodon material from Pratt and Fowlkes caves based on this method permits us to address the historical zoogeography of the yellow-nosed cotton rat in Texas, and to provide the first extralimital Pleistocene record for the species.

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