The spatial equivalent to chronology; the science of determining the order in which places or regions occur or are constructed.
The study of the spatial distribution of organisms.
Those who are not satisfied with the synthetic proofs of the theory of evolution which are provided by comparative anatomy, embryology, paleontology, dysteleology, chorology, and classification, may try to refute the analytic proof given in my treatise on the sponge, the outcome of five years of assiduous study.
The striking and interesting facts of chorology can be explained only by the theory of evolution, and therefore we must count them among the most important of its inductive bases.
The word 'chorology' comes from Greek roots meaning 'place' and 'study'.