An ecological study of the floor fauna of the Panama rain forest.
The northwestern half of the island is rain forest and is nearly uninhabited.
Yet in ancient times the northern border of the rain forest was the seat of America's most advanced civilization.
Aside from the rain forest there are two other types in tropical countries—jungle and scrub.
On the leeward sides, patches of rain forest are found only in the moister areas.
Tropical jungle borders the rain forest all the way from southern Mexico to southern Brazil.
In the rain forest zone "second growth" areas usually contain species of deciduous trees.
Williams made an ecological study of the floor fauna of the Panama rain forest.
1899, apparently a loan-translation of German Regenwald, coined by A.F.W. Schimper for his 1898 work "Pflanzengeographie."