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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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Two hundred and fifty four taxa of testate amoebae were found in Mexico in another study in the neotropics region (Bobrov, Krasilnikov, & Garcia-Calderon, 2013).
Finally, we emphasize the need for a greater sampling effort of fern galls in the Neotropics to study their phylogenetic distribution and diversity on ferns.
As stated by Pollock (2009), Strelitzia was introduced to the Neotropics from its native South Africa; Strelitzaceae and Musaceae are related families within the monocot angiosperm Order Zingiberales (Kress & Hawn 1997).
In the Neotropics, several species of similar raptors co-occur in the same area, and the characteristic patterns of the feathers sometimes are very similar.
"They are attaching to these migratory birds during the winter in the Neotropics, and stay attached up to a week," said Hamer, assistant professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University.
Colombia has the largest number of species of Gesneriaceae in the Neotropics (Kvist et al.
Neoatriplectides (Trichoptera: Atriplectididae) in Colombia: Notes on its taxonomy, ecology and distribution in the Neotropics