Pantropical

Pantropical

In biogeography, a pantropical ("across the tropics") distribution is one which covers tropical regions of all continents. [1] Examples include the plant genera Acacia and Bacopa.[2]

Neotropical is a zoogeographic term that covers a large part of the Americas, roughly from Mexico and the Caribbean, and southwards (including cold regions in southernmost South America).

Palaeotropical refers to geographical occurrence. For a distribution to be palaeotropical a taxon must occur in tropical regions on continents in the Old World.

See also

References

  1. ^ Andrés Moreira-Muñoz (2010). "Asteraceae: Chile's richest family". Plant Geography of Chile. Plant and Vegetation 5.  
  2. ^ Andrés Moreira-Muñoz (2010). "Geographical relations of the Chilean flora". Plant Geography of Chile. Plant and Vegetation 5.