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distributed throughout the tropics
Occurring in tropical areas on all the major continents, i.e. in Africa, Asia and America, in 'all' the tropical regions. Used in biology, pertaining to area of geographical occurrence.
In biogeography, a pantropical distribution is one which covers tropical regions of all of the major continents, i.e. in Africa, in Asia and in the Americas. Examples include the plant genera Acacia and Bacopa. Neotropical is a zoogeographic term that covers a large part of the Americas, roughly from Mexico and the Caribbean, and southwards. Palaeotropical refers to geographical occurrence. For a distribution to be palaeotropical a taxon must occur in tropical regions on both continents in the Old World, i.e. in Africa and Asia.
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