What does palaeotropical mean?

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  1. (biology) Occurring in tropical Africa and Asia, i.e. the tropics of the Old World.
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For a distribution to be Palaeotropical a taxon must occur in tropical regions on both continents in the Old World, i.e. in Africa and Asia.
This five-year project, which started in mid-2003, is investigating the changes that took place in Palaeotropical terrestrial habitats towards the end of the Moscovian Age.
The tropical rainforests of Queensland have species with mainly Palaeotropical affinities.

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