Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Geog. & Zoöl.) Belonging to, or designating, a region of the earth's surface which comprises most of South America, the Antilles, and tropical North America.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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neo- +‎ tropical

Examples

  • 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 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

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

    Madeira-Tapajós moist forests

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

    Parasite Rex

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

    Parasite Rex

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

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