Neotropical mammals and the myth of amazonian biodiversity.

@article{Mares1992NeotropicalMA,
  title={Neotropical mammals and the myth of amazonian biodiversity.},
  author={Michael A. Mares},
  journal={Science},
  year={1992},
  volume={255 5047},
  pages={
          976-9
        }
}
Data were compiled on the distribution of mammal taxa (883 species, 242 genera, 45 families, and 10 orders) among South America's six major macrohabitats: lowland Amazon forest, western montane forests, Atlantic rain forest, upland semideciduous forest, southern mesophytic forest, and drylands. The drylands are the richest area in numbers of species supported and are more diverse than the other habitats, including the lowland Amazon rain forest, when endemics are considered. An analysis of… CONTINUE READING

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