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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Tarsius syrichta, a Mindanao Faunal Region endemic species and a nearly- threatened species was found to be uncommon at lower elevations in this study.
Cynocephalus volans, a Mindanao Faunal Region endemic species and categorized as Least Concern was also uncommon at lower elevations in this study.
Since conditions within faunal regions are fairly uniform, it is curious that we find a large number of species sharing the same water.
The tribe Cryptotympanini Handlirsch, 1925 currently includes 20 genera that are distributed in all faunal regions except continental Africa (Sanborn 2013).
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.
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.