Definition of Afrotropical in English:


Line breaks: Afro|trop¦ic¦al
Pronunciation: /ˌafrəʊˈtrɒpɪk(ə)l


  • another term for Ethiopian ( sense 2 of the adjective).
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    • Palearctic migrants were assumed to forage higher and in more peripheral parts of the vegetation and, in general, in more open vegetation with a higher foraging speed than do their Afrotropical counterparts in their respective guilds.
    • Drosophila yakuba has a widespread distribution in the Afrotropical region.
    • Drosophila melanogaster is an Afrotropical species whose cosmopolitan spread is believed to be a recent event, with parts of the New World and Australia being colonized in only the past couple of hundred years.

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