Geographia Polonica (1994) vol. 63

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An attempt at the zoogeographical regionalization of Europe on the basis of the distribution of vertebrates

Bożenna Grabińska

Geographia Polonica (1994) vol. 63, pp. 105-118

Abstract

Presented is a zoogeographical regionalization of Europe on the basis of the contemporary distribution of mammal faunas. The richness of families, genera and species of these animals was defined on the basis of source materials. The data obtained enabled analyses to be made of the zoogeographical similarity of the mammal species in 29 administrative units and 58 territorial-biogeographical units.

Keywords: zoogeographical regionalization, mammal distribution, administrative units, biogeographical units, similarity

Bożenna Grabińska [b.grab@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Twarda 51/55, Poland