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life zone

n.
A geographic region or area defined by its characteristic life forms.

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n.
any extensive area defined by its characteristic animal life and vegetation; a biogeographical region.
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Arizona life zones describe belts of vegetation and associated animals that transition across elevational and latitudinal gradients (Merriam, 1890).
In addition to taxonomic treatments of ferns and allies, gymnosperms, and angiosperms, the book includes information on the study parameters, geology and climate descriptions, plant communities and vegetation patterns, migration routes and influences, illustrations of vegetation associations and life zones, a key to the families of flora in the region, glossary, works cited, etc.
However in his book "The Mammals and Life Zones of Oregon", Bailey provides an account of moose on the basis of a report (Dice 1919 in Bailey 1936) that the species formally occurred in the Blue Mountains of southeast Washington.
Some have imagined that we are masters of the only oasis in vast cosmic desert, rulers of the only piece of the universe that mattered, but now we know that the cosmos teems with planets like our own, some of them are in the life zones of the stars they orbit, where liquid water can exist.
It's hard to tell whether wolverines were here prior to settlement, but in the 1930s, (Vernon) Bailey in 'The Mammals and Life Zones in Oregon' didn't have them present in the Wallowas.
Nevertheless, it may be concluded that there is PNF presence at various altitudes and life zones, which reveals the versatility of these fungi.
Earth volume covers geological information about the planet, rocks and minerals, water and weather, life zones and human influences on the environment.
Over two hundred miles this natural wonder is displayed in fine splendor of winter and summer storms , five life zones, three major forks and desert and high mountain flows.
Over two hundred miles this natural wonder is displayed in fine splendor of winter and summer storms, five life zones, three major forks and desert and high mountain flows.
Vampire bats were collected in twelve different areas and eight life zones around Costa Rica.
To the best of our knowledge, however, our mini-fall line doesn't separate life zones.
Plant and animal life is extensive and varied on Pikes Peak, as visitors can see when they go through five of the eight distinct life zones that exist in Colorado.