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palearctic

[pey-lee-ahrk-tik, -ahr-tik or, esp. British, pal-ee-]
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  1. Zoogeography. belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising Europe, Africa north of the tropic of Cancer, the northern part of the Arabian Peninsula, and Asia north of the Himalayas.

Origin of palearctic

First recorded in 1855–60; pale- + arctic
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