- belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising temperate Greenland and arctic North America, sometimes including high mountainous regions of the northern Temperate Zone.
Origin of Nearctic
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Nearctic: temperate and arctic North America, including Greenland.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The genus is confined to the Palaearctic and the Nearctic regions.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
The boundaries of the North American or Nearctic region have been sufficiently indicated.
As yet no remains have been found in the Nearctic Region, where Lemuroid remains occur so abundantly.A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 2 (of 2)
Henry O. Forbes
The Turnstone breeds throughout the northern parts of the Nearctic and Palæarctic regions, as far as land is known to extend.British Sea Birds
- of or denoting a zoogeographical region consisting of North America, north of the tropic of Cancer, and Greenland