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paleotropical

[pey-lee-oh-trop-i-kuh l or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˈtrɒp ɪ kəl or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/
adjective, Biogeography.
1.
belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising the Ethiopian and Oriental regions.
Origin of paleotropical
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; paleo- + tropical
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