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neotropics

(nē″ō-trop′iks) [ neo- + tropics]
That portion of the Western hemisphere that extends between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. It includes southern Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and parts of South America. Its unique climate and geography favor the growth of a variety of animals, plants, and microbial species not found in more temperate regions. Living in or traveling to the neotropics predisposes people from other geographic areas to a wide variety of illnesses, e.g., parasitic diseases, not normally found farther north or south.
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From that alone, I wouldn't expect ticks from birds coming up from the Neotropics being any concern.
It is striking that no extinct species of birds have been found among the bones recovered at Chiripa or other bird-rich late Holocene (<4,000 cal BP) archaeological sites in the continental Neotropics, such as Paso de la Amada on the coastal plain of Chiapas, Mexico (Steadman et al.
Rhizomes short-creeping or erect; buds on rachises present or absent; plants from Africa, Islands of Western Indian Ocean, Australasia, and Neotropics.
Taxonomic work on this subfamily in the New World has predominantly focused on Central America and the Caribbean (Emsley, 1969; Uhler, 1894; Wygodzinsky, 1950, 1951), leaving large parts of the remainder of the Neotropics unexplored.
aegypti interacted with populations to ensure that the yellow fever virus flourished in the Neotropics.
It provides a remarkably wide-ranging historical tour of humanity's engagements with the physical world across the Neotropics.
of Singapore) present eight chapters that summarize and update current taxonomic knowledge on Diptera diversity, and the current state of the research field The chapters regionally cover the Diptera of the Nearctic, Hawaii, the Neotropics, the Galapagos, the Palaearctic, the Afrotropical region, Asia, Australia, and the Southwest Pacific.
In contrast, Morawetz & Raedig (2007) estimate a loss of 100 narrowly endemic angiosperm species per year, facing the high rate of deforestation in the Neotropics.
In this study, we present the first karyotype descriptions of pseudoscorpions from the Neotropics.
ROM staff have been active in contributing DNA barcodes of species from our international bird collections, concentrating on the Nearctic (Canada, USA, and Mexico) and Neotropics (Central and South America).
The reserve is divided according to species, including North & East Asia, The Frozen North, North America, Neotropics, Africa, Oceana, Europe and South Asia.