paleobiogeography

[ pey-lee-oh-bahy-oh-jee-og-ruh-fee or, especially British, pal-ee- ]
/ ˌpeɪ li oʊˌbaɪ oʊ dʒiˈɒg rə fi or, especially British, ˌpæl i- /

noun

the study of the distribution of ancient plants and animals and their relation to ancient geographic features.

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Origin of paleobiogeography

First recorded in 1930–35; paleo- + biogeography

OTHER WORDS FROM paleobiogeography

pa·le·o·bi·o·ge·o·graph·ic [pey-lee-oh-bahy-oh-jee-uh-graf-ik or, especially British, pal-ee-], /ˌpeɪ li oʊˌbaɪ oʊˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪk or, especially British, ˌpæl i-/, pa·le·o·bi·o·ge·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivepa·le·o·bi·o·ge·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbpa·le·o·bi·o·ge·og·ra·pher, noun
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