- of or denoting a zoogeographical region consisting of Europe, Africa north of the Sahara, and most of Asia north of the Himalayas
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The genus is confined to the Palaearctic and the Nearctic regions.
Madagascar has seven, and one species just enters the Palaearctic.
The Japanese islands exhibit a decided Palaearctic fish fauna with a slight influx of tropical forms in the south.
The species of Cervus are fairly distributed between the Palaearctic and the Indian regions.
The common crossbill of the Palaearctic region (Loxia curvirostra) is about the size of a skylark, but more stoutly built.