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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As Musser and Carleton (1993) pointed out, the placement of the species bears critically on historical zoogeography.
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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