Definitions

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  • adj. Occurring in tropical America, i.e. the tropics of "the new world".

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to, or designating, a region of the earth's surface which comprises most of South America, the Antilles, and tropical North America.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoögeog., belonging to that division of the New World which is not Nearctic: specifically applied by Sclater to one of six prime divisions of the earth's surface, and including all of America which is south of the Nearctic region.

Etymologies

neo- +‎ tropical (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Caribbean slope is a major migration route; neotropical and altitudinal migrants comprise about 30% of the avifauna, particularly against the foothills.

    Isthmian-Pacific moist forests

  • But the flightless giants are also genetically similar to a little-known neotropical bird called a tinamou—a grouse-like creature whose short, rounded wings enable somewhat clumsy but swift, flapping flight.

    Birdology

  • The neotropical rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus) occurs in the dry uplands.

    Madeira-Tapajós moist forests

  • Diversity and floristic composition of neotropical dry forests.

    Central American dry forests

  • Riparian areas of cottonwood, sycamore, and willow are valuable to neotropical birds and other wildlife of the area.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • Nearly 500 bird species, including neotropical migratory birds, shorebirds, raptors, and waterfowl, can be found here.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • Congress has created a number of special funds to finance programs around the world that aid African and Asian elephants, great apes, marine turtles, rhinoceros, tigers and neotropical migratory birds.

    Michael Markarian: Stamp Out Extinction

  • Origins, diversification, and historical structure of the helminth fauna inhabiting neotropical freshwater stingrays Potamotrygonidae.

    Parasite Rex

  • Of these, many species have neotropical affinities, which can be explained in part by the regions closeness to the moist and cloud forests of Veracruz and Oaxaca.

    Tehuacán Valley matorral

  • Biogeography and evolution of neotropical butterflies.

    Pernambuco coastal forests

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