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1Relating to or denoting a zoogeographical region comprising North America as far south as northern Mexico, together with Greenland. The fauna is closely related to that of the Palearctic region.Compare with holarctic
- ‘This behavior is also found in the Nearctic gray jay, Perisoreus canadensis, except that, in this species, allofeeding may be allowed during the fledgling period.’
- ‘The Ethiopian region showed the greatest diversity and the Nearctic region the least.’
- ‘Personally, I found value in being able to compare sizes and trajectories in the Nearctic goose populations against those of the western Palearctic.’
- ‘Although less intensively studied than Nearctic species, numerous Palearctic and Paleotropical species also utter flight calls.’
- ‘Striped skunks are native only to the Nearctic region.’
- ‘Manv similarities exist between Nearctic and Palearctic goose populations, but there are also many differences.’
- ‘Certain migratory species present special problems, given that Austral and Nearctic migratory populations may be involved.’
- ‘Humans introduced Old World sparrows to the Nearctic, Neotropical and Australian regions.’
- ‘Comparisons were made between larvae of C. lari and larvae of other Nearctic species of Ceratophyllus available to us.’
- ‘Using a phylogenetically based selection of wild moths collected from a Nearctic site, we report that earless species fly less throughout the night than eared species.’
- 1.1The Nearctic region.
Mid 19th century: from neo- new + Arctic.
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