paleotropical

[ pey-lee-oh-trop-i-kuhl or, especially British, pal-ee- ]
/ ˌpeɪ li oʊˈtrɒp ɪ kəl or, especially British, ˌpæl i- /

adjective Biogeography.

belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising the Ethiopian and Oriental regions.

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Origin of paleotropical

First recorded in 1855–60; paleo- + tropical
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