biogeographical region

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A biological subdivision of the Earth's surface that is delineated on the same general principles as a biogeographical province but has superior taxonomic status. The provinces are grouped into regions, of which the following are generally recognized: Antarctic, Australasian, Ethiopian, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceanian, Oriental, and Palaearctic. A variant to this grouping has been proposed for mammals (see mammal regions).

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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