Latest Neotropic ecozone Stories
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil, have discovered a new genus and species of electric knifefish in several tributaries of the Negro River
The Isthmus of Panama uplifted 2.6 million years ago to form a land bridge connecting North and South America. This bridge has long been thought to be the crucial step in the interchange of animals between the Americas.
An archaeological research team has found one of the most diverse collections of prehistoric non-native animal remains in the Caribbean.
A team of researchers including a University of Florida paleontologist has used a rich cache of plant fossils discovered in Colombia to provide the first reliable evidence of how Neotropical rainforests looked 58 million years ago.
Smithsonian researchers working in Colombia's CerrejÃ³n coal mine have unearthed the first megafossil evidence of a neotropical rainforest.
Colorful poison frogs in the Amazon owe their great diversity to ancestors that leapt into the region from the Andes Mountains several times during the last 10 million years.
The Neotropic ecozone is one of Earth's eight ecosystems. This ecozone is also known as the Neotropical ecozone. It is made up of South and Central America, the Mexican lowlands, Caribbean Islands, and southern Florida. The southernmost part of South America is part of the Antarctic ecosystem. Many of the regions included in the Neotropic share the same diversity among plant and animal life. The flora and fauna of the Neotropic are unique and distinct from the Nearctic (which includes most of...
The Nearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. The Nearctic covers most of North America, Greenland, and the highlands of Mexico. Southern Mexico, southern Florida, Central America, and the Caribbean are part of the Neotropic ecozone. The World Wildlife Fund divides the Nearctic into four bioregions. These four regions are the Canadian Shield, Eastern North America, Western North America, and Northern Mexico. The Canadian Shield bioregion extends across northern North America from the...
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