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Of or designating the biogeographic region that includes southern Mexico, Central and South America, and the West Indies.
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(ˌniːəʊˈtrɒpɪkəl) or


(Zoology) of or denoting a zoogeographical region consisting of South America and North America south of the tropic of Cancer
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(ˌni oʊˈtrɒp ɪ kəl)

belonging to a zoogeographical division comprising that part of the New World extending from the tropic of Cancer southward.
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The neotropical lichen Dictyonema glabratum often grows in curly masses about the size of a fist.
Taxonomy of the Neotropical genus Americabaetis, new status (Insecta: Ephemeroptera: Baetidae).
New aspects of neotropical polycystic (Echinococcus vogeli) and unicystic (Echinococcus oligarthrus) echinococcosis.
Even if the neotropical ticks did manage to find a new host, many experts say it is still unlikely they would establish themselves in the United States.
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Albinism in Neotropical otter, Lontra longicaudis (Carnivora:Mustelidae).
Priority research needs for the conservation of Neotropical migrant landbirds.
Because biological diversity is geographically structured, Neotropical mammalogy has a geographical anchor in Latin America.
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