1. the science dealing with the geographical distribution of animals.
  2. the study of the causes, effects, and other relations involved in such distributions.

Origin of zoogeography

First recorded in 1865–70; zoo- + geography
Related formszo·o·ge·og·ra·pher, nounzo·o·ge·o·graph·ic [zoh-uh-jee-uh-graf-ik] /ˌzoʊ əˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪk/, zo·o·ge·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivezo·o·ge·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for zoogeography


  1. the branch of zoology concerned with the geographical distribution of animals
Derived Formszoogeographer, nounzoogeographic (ˌzəʊəˌdʒɪəˈɡræfɪk) or zoogeographical, adjectivezoogeographically, adverb
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zoogeography in Science


  1. The scientific study of the geographic distribution of animals. See more at biogeography.
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