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caatinga

(kɑːˈtɪŋɡə)
n
a Brazilian semi-arid scrub forest
[C19: from Tupi ka’a tinga white forest]
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Composition, microgeographic variation and sexual dimorphism in Caatingas and Cerrado bat communities from northeastern Brazil.
Esse enclave de mata umida configura uma formacao de altitude que pelo grau de similaridade vegetacional e floristica, representa remanescentes da mata pluvial driatica (Mata Atlantica ou Floresta Serrano Oriental), validas como disjuncoes florestais em meio as caatingas circunjacentes.
A flora das Caatingas do Rio Sao Francisco: historia natural e conservacao.
All sedimentary caatingas, including the Campo Maior ecotone to the Cerrado (also a sedimentary landscape), formed a group which is quite separate from the crystalline caatinga sites (Fig.
Prado, "As caatingas da America do Sul," in Ecologia e conservagao da Caatinga, I.
One such representative sliver appears within the section titled "The Land," a part called "As Caatingas." The Glossary of Terms in Samuel Putnam's English translation describes the caatinga as "scrub-forest land" (RITE 495).
It is probably safe to conclude that the caatingas studied, [approximately]3 km from the village but totally useless for cultivation, have been little influenced by human activity.