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or Arc·to·ge·a

  1. a biogeographical division comprising the Holarctic and Paleotropical regions.
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Origin of Arctogaea

1865–70; < New Latin, equivalent to arcto- (< Greek arkto- combining form of árktos; see arctic) + gaea (< Greek gaîa land, earth)
Related formsArc·to·gae·an, Arc·to·ge·an, Arc·to·gae·al, Arc·to·ge·al, Arc·to·gae·ic, Arc·to·ge·ic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Arctogaea as a whole may be characterised by both negative and positive characters.

    The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia

    Frank Evers Beddard

British Dictionary definitions for arctogaea


  1. a zoogeographical area comprising the Palaearctic, Nearctic, Oriental, and Ethiopian regionsCompare Neogaea, Notogaea
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