from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The biogeographic region of the New World that stretches southward from the Tropic of Cancer and includes southern Mexico, Central and South America, and the West Indies.


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

    Contributor: Scott A. Mori

  • Mammals of the Neotropics: the Central Neotropics.

    Juruá-Purus moist forests

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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

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

    Chocó-Darién moist forests

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Chocó-Darién moist forests


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