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The biological study of the geographic distribution of animals, especially the causes and effects of such distribution.

zo′o·ge·og′ra·pher n.
zo′o·ge′o·graph′ic (-ə-grăf′ĭk), zo′o·ge′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
zo′o·ge′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.


(Zoology) the branch of zoology concerned with the geographical distribution of animals
ˌzoogeˈographer n
zoogeographic, ˌzooˌgeoˈgraphical adj
ˌzooˌgeoˈgraphically adv


(ˌzoʊ ə dʒiˈɒg rə fi)

the scientific study of the distribution of animals around the world and their interactions with their environment.
zo`o•ge•og′ra•pher, n.
zo`o•ge`o•graph′ic (-əˈgræf ɪk) zo`o•ge`o•graph′i•cal, adj.


1. the study of the geographical distribution of animals.
2. the study of the causes, effects, and other relations involved in such distributions. — zoogeographer, n.
See also: Zoology
the distribution of animal life by geographical location. — zoogeographer, n. — zoogeographic, zoogeographical, adj.
See also: Animals
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The southern part of the eastern Archipelago from the Islands of Four Mountains to Unimak Pass has been assessed as part of the Gulf of Alaska survey but because zoogeographically it is part of the Aleutian Islands and because survey methods are the same (Britt and Martin, 2000), it was included in our regional study of the Aleutian Islands.