Definitions for palearcticˌpeɪ liˈɑrk tɪk, -ˈɑr tɪk; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-

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  1. Palearctic(ProperNoun)

    One of the major ecozones of the world, covering Europe, the old USSR territories, part of North Africa, and North Asia including the Himalaya foothills.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palearctic(adj)

    belonging to a region of the earth's surface which includes all Europe to the Azores, Iceland, and all temperate Asia

  2. Origin: [Paleo- + arctic.]


  1. Palearctic ecozone

    The Palearctic or Palaearctic is one of the eight ecozones constituting the Earth's surface. Physically, the Palearctic is the largest ecozone. It includes the terrestrial ecoregion of Europe, Asia north of the Himalaya foothills, northern Africa, and the northern and central parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Palaearctic means of or relating to or being a biogeographic region or subregion that includes Europe, Asia north of the Himalyas and Africa north of the Sahara. Palae means old or ancient, so this is an ancient biogeographical region. The Palaearctic ecozone has numerous rivers which was the source of water for the earliest recorded civilizations that used irrigation methods. The Palaearctic or Palearctic is one of the eight ecozones constituting the Earth's surface. The Palearctic Ecozone consists of five smaller ecozones or subregions: the European Siberian; the Mediterranean Basin; the Sahara and Arabian Deserts; Western and Central Asian; and China and Japan. Two major rivers in the subregion Western Asia of the Palaeartic are the Tigris, rising in the Taurus Mountains of eastern Turkey and the Euphrates, rising in the mountains of Anatolia.

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