from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, growing in, or inhabiting mountain areas.
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- adj. Mountainous; specifically, pertaining to the cool, moist upland slopes below the timberline.
- n. Flora and fauna of a montane habitat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Mountainous; belonging or relating to mountains: as, a montane fauna.
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- adj. of or inhabiting mountainous regions
The most noteworthy species is the viviparous toad Nimbaphrynoides occidentalis (EN), which occurs in montane grasslands at 1,200-1,600 m and is one of the world's few tailless amphibians that is totally viviparous.
The first two are classified as montane rain forest, and the third as cloud forest.
Climate change would impact slowest in tropical and subtropical coniferous forests, temperate coniferous forests, so-called montane grasslands and shrublands, say the scientists.
He explained that gorillas like to live in 'montane' rain forest, or cloud forest.
The Eastern Panamanian montane forests are found in the highlands of eastern Panama, and grow at elevations from 500 to 1,800 meters.
The Thompson Divide area rises from near Carbondale, where red rock fins contrast sharply with the surrounding greenery along this important riparian area, through montane forests to sub-alpine ecosystems atop Assignation Ridge and beyond into the roadless lands around Clear Fork.
If the release of these hormones is blocked, prairie-voles' sex becomes a fleeting affair, like that normally enjoyed by their rakish montane cousins.
The western delineation is marked by either the continental divide or where it abuts to montane forests at higher elevations.
Although small in size, the 1,500 ha La Selva Biological Station in Northeastern Costa Rica hosts permanent populations of large predators (Panthera onca) and herbivores (Tapirus bairdii) probably because its connection to the upper montane forests of Braulio Carrillo National Park.
In Haiti, the low montane forests of Morne la Visite area listed with 335 plant species and 30% of endemisms on the island and those of the Pic Macaya area are listed with 665 species and 30% of endemics.