Neotropical

[ nee-oh-trop-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌni oʊˈtrɒp ɪ kəl /

adjective Biogeography.

belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising that part of the New World extending from the tropic of Cancer southward.

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Origin of Neotropical

First recorded in 1855–60; neo- + tropical
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British Dictionary definitions for Neotropical

Neotropical
/ (ˌniːəʊˈtrɒpɪkəl) /

adjective

of or denoting a zoogeographical region consisting of South America and North America south of the tropic of Cancer
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