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  • noun plural The areas that make up the Neotropical biogeographic region.


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  • Mammals of the Neotropics: the Central Neotropics.

    Juruá-Purus moist forests 2008

  • Of these, an astonishing 5,000 are found in the Colombian Chocó, an area thought to be the most floristically diverse area in the Neotropics.

    Biological diversity in Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena 2008

  • He is a co-editor of the Flowering Plants of the Neotropics published by Princeton University Press.

    Contributor: Scott A. Mori 2010

  • The nominated World Heritage Site contains may be the largest well-preserved and well-represented sample of the highly endangered tropical dry forest in the Neotropics and includes entire watersheds, adjacent areas of cloud forest and coastal/marine interfaces.

    Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica 2008

  • The wet scrublands that make up this region are unique for Peru and correspond to the southern limit of the distribution of this region in the Neotropics.

    Cordillera Central páramo 2007

  • Also to be noted is the presence of the harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja), the black and white crowned eagle (Spizastur melanoleucus), which are increasingly rare in many areas of the Neotropics and possibly the speckled antshrike (EN) (Xenornis setifrons) although one has not been recorded in Colombia since the 1940s.

    Chocó-Darién moist forests 2007

  • They represent one of the few examples of lowland and premontane pine forests in the Neotropics, where the predominant tree species is Pinus caribaea var. hondurensis (pine, ocote), which requires periodic low intensity burns for its regeneration.

    Belize 2009

  • It is also one of the few places in the Neotropics with pluvial rainforest.

    Chocó-Darién moist forests 2007

  • It is the largest mammal endemic to Peru, and is only one of three primate genera in the Neotropics to be endemic to a single country.

    Biological diversity in the Tropical Andes 2009

  • This ecoregion is a center of avian endemism of the Neotropics.

    Chocó-Darién moist forests 2007


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