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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.
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This volume concludes the European inventory of about 1,000 species of geometrid moths, providing an integrative taxonomic revision based on morphological, ecological, zoogeographical, and molecular data.
The sables were widespread in all taiga zoogeographical zones of Eurasia, primarily in Russia from the Ural Mountains throughout Siberia, in northern Mongolia and northeastern China, and on Hokkaido in Japan (Malyarchuk et al., 2014; Li, 2012; Zhu et al., 2017).
The first records on earthworms in Argentina date from the 19th century (Michaelsen, 1900; Cognetti de Martiis, 1901), and were primarily of systematic and zoogeographical nature.
Geographie distribution and description of four pelagic barnacles along the south east Pacific coast of Chile--a zoogeographical approximation.
Ragge DR (1956) A revision of the genera Phaneroptera Serville and Nephoptera Uvarov (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae), with conclusions of zoogeographical and evolutionary interest.
The scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of Israel-checklist, host plants, zoogeographical considerations and annotations on species.
A preliminary zoogeographical division of Peru, based on butterfly distributions (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea), pp:336-357.
The zoogeographical characteristics of the species were presented according to d'Udekem d'Acoz (27) and in compliance with Stevcic (28).
Although being a small country in the middle of the European continent (48[degrees]33'-51[degrees]3' N, 12[degrees]5'-18[degrees]52' E), the Czech Republic represents a very interesting area from the zoogeographical point of view.