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The areas that make up the Neotropical biogeographic region.
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the tropical region of Central and South America
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Testate Amoebae of Peru: filling the gap in the Neotropics
According to a statement by Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) on Monday, the pair were introduced on March 1 after being cleared of chytridiomycosis, which has decimated amphibian populations throughout the Neotropics region.
Moreover, the geographical range of fern-insect interactions can provide further insights into their biology and evolutionary origins, especially in the high diverse Neotropics (Fernandes et al., 2011; Santos et al., 2012).
And you'll find both in the neotropics, like Costa Rica."
The family has temperate northern (5 genera, 14 species) and southern (1 genus, 2 species) hemisphere constituent taxa, with one genus, Ischyomius Chevrolat, represented in the Neotropics by 8 species (Pollock 1998, 2007, 2009).
Hypsipyla grandella, the Meliaceae shoot borer, is one of the most important forestry plague in the Neotropics. It attacks cryptically the apical meristem of species of Meliaceae, as Cedrela, Swietenia and Carapa.
The theme of this year's volume is human-animal interaction and human exceptionalism, with six essays on such aspects as humans and animals in northern regions, primate positional behavior development and evolution, and the monkeying of the Americas: primate biogeography in the Neotropics. Margaret Lock launches the volume with her essay on the Anthropocene, Recovering the Body.
It arose as an initiative of SAREM but has had research on the mammals of the Neotropics as a focus since its inception, as appropriately reflected in its name.
The black hawk-eagle lives in evergreen and deciduous forests of the Neotropics (Ferguson-Lees and Christie, 2004; Howell and Webb, 2005), usually at an elevation of 1,000-1,300 m above sea level (up to 3,000 m in Guatemala).