Neotropical Biogeography: Regionalization and Evolution presents the most comprehensive single-source treatment of the Neotropical region derived from evolutionary biogeographic studies. The book provides a biogeographic regionalization based on distributional patterns of plant and animal taxa, discusses biotic relationships drawn from track and cladistic biogeographic analyses, and identifies cenocrons (subsets of taxa within biotas identified by their common origin and evolutionary history). It includes maps, area cladograms and vegetation profiles.
The aim of Neotropical Biogeography: Regionalization and Evolution is to provide a biogeographic regionalization that can be used by graduate students, researchers and other professionals concerned with understanding and describing distributional patterns of plants and animals in the Neotropical region. It covers the 53 biogeographic provinces of the Neotropical region that are classified into the Antillean, Brazilian and Chacoan subregions, and the Mexican and South American transition zones.
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Chapter 1 Theoretical Background
Chapter 2 Historical Background
Chapter 3 The Neotropical Region
Chapter 4 The Mexican Transition Zone
Chapter 5 The Antillean Subregion
Chapter 6 The Brazilian Subregion
Chapter 7 The Chacoan Subregion
Chapter 8 The South American Transition Zone
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Juan J. Morrone is full professor of Biogeography, Systematics and Comparative Biology at the Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico. He works on phylogenetic systematics of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and evolutionary biogeography and regionalization of the Neotropical and Andean regions. He joined the Museo de Zoologia "Alfonso L. Herrera" of the Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico in 1998, after working for some years at the Museo de La Plata, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), Argentina, where he obtained his PhD degree. He is Member of the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias, Fellow of the Willi Hennig Society, and Research Associate of the American Museum of Natural History and the Buffalo Museum of Science. He has authored 270 scientific papers and authored or edited 29 books on evolutionary biogeography, phylogenetic systematics, biogeographic regionalization, biodiversity conservation and evolution.