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pa·le·o·bi·o·ge·og·ra·phy

 (pā′lē-ō-bī′ō-jē-ŏg′rə-fē)
n.
The study of the geographic distribution of fossil organisms.

pa′le·o·bi′o·ge′o·graph′ic (-jē′ə-grăf′ĭk), pa′le·o·bi′o·ge′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

pa•le•o•bi•o•ge•og•ra•phy

(ˌpeɪ li oʊˌbaɪ oʊ dʒiˈɒg rə fi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

n.
the study of the distribution of ancient plants and animals.
[1930–35]
pa`le•o•bi`o•ge`o•graph′ic (-əˈgræf ɪk) pa`le•o•bi`o•ge`o•graph′i•cal, adj.
pa`le•o•bi`o•ge•og′ra•pher, n.
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Along the west coast of South America, the sclerochronological tool was used at the beginning of the 1990s as part of paleobiogeographical studies of shell midden (Rollins et al.
The topics include prosimians and the second radiation, paleobiogeographical perspectives on the origin of the Platyrrhini, species diversity and diet in monkeys and apes during the Miocene, the single-species hypothesis of competitive exclusion among lower Pleistocene hominids, and a molecular approach to the question of human origins.
PALEOBIOGEOGRAPHICAL AND PLATE TECTONIC SIGNIFICANCE OF LATE CRETACEOUS OSTRACODES (CRUSTACEANS) FROM CHIAPAS, MEXICO: A PRELIMINARY REPORT.