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

the study of the distribution of ancient plants and animals.
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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Neogene-Quaternary mammalian paleobiogeography of the Indian subcontinent: An appraisal.
For the first time from eastern Neo-Tethys southwest Pakistan, the genera Alveolina is studied for detailed morphometry, biostratigraphy, paleoecology and paleobiogeography reconstruction.
Paleobiogeography and taxonomy of the genus Concholepas (Lamarck, 1801): a review and new evidences.
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Origin, paleoecology and paleobiogeography of early Bovini.
That is how I was able to do my early research on paleobiogeography and onychophorans, so dependent on literature.
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(1983) Paleobiogeography and genetic differentiation of the Baja California herpetofauna.
After reviewing the principles of paleoclimatology and paleobiogeography and presenting a chronology, they discuss terrestrial tetrapod horizons in India, the Permian period: the beginnings of Gondwana sedimentation, the Triassic period: pan-Gaean world, the Jurassic period: time of the giants, the Cretaceous period, the Paleocene period, the Paleocene-Eocene transition: initial collision with Asia, the making of the Himalayan Mountains and the Tibetan Plateau, the neogene Siwalik group, and the evolution of Indian summer monsoons.
Although the paleobiogeography of Texas Shiner is currendy unclear, a proposed pathway of speciation is that the subgenus Notropis ancestor gained access to the Pecos River from the north through historical connections with eastern flowing drainages of the Southern Great Plains during the Neogene (Conner and Suttkus, 1986) or Quaternary (Echelle and Echelle, 1978) periods.
(2012): Multicostote zeillerids (Brachiopoda, Terebratulida) from the Lower Jurassic of the Eastern Subbetic (SE Spain) and their use in correlation and paleobiogeography. Geologica Acto 10 (3), 1-12.