Palearctic


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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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1989: Comparative food habits of the eagle owl Bubo bubo and the great horned owl Bubo virginianus in six Palearctic and Nearctic biomes.
Contributions to the knowledge of Cistanche (Orobanchaceae) in the Western Palearctic. Phyton (Horn, Austria) 57: 19-36.
We therefore suggest our regression parameters as useful for estimating the biomass of spider assemblages in Germany, probably also for the Central European or even Palearctic fauna.
Geographic trends in the protection status of critical sites for Western Palearctic ducks.--Biodivers.
Slingenbergh, "Anatidae migration in the Western Palearctic and spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus," Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol.
It is endemic in Palearctic and Nearctic areas: in the freshwater lakes and streams of North America and Great Lakes, as well as Mediterranean and Baltic seas (Roberts and Janovy, 2000).
ridibundus) (Densley, 1999) in the Palearctic, at locations remote from polynyas (but possibly still very limited in available breeding habitats and partners).
Keawcharoen and others (2008) found the rate of HPAI H5N1 excretion by experimentally infected EUWI to be low relative to several Palearctic pochards (Aythyini) and Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos); of the 6 duck species used in their study, EUWI were considered among the least likely to serve as a long- distance vector for this virus.