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Published: 2017-11-01

Map and shapefile of the biogeographic provinces of Argentina

Orientación Plantas Vasculares, Departamento de Ciencias Naturales, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físico-Químicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Ruta 36 km 601, X5804ZAB Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina.
Orientación Plantas Vasculares, Departamento de Ciencias Naturales, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físico-Químicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Ruta 36 km 601, X5804ZAB Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina.
Orientación Plantas Vasculares, Departamento de Ciencias Naturales, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físico-Químicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Ruta 36 km 601, X5804ZAB Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina.
Orientación Plantas Vasculares, Departamento de Ciencias Naturales, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físico-Químicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Ruta 36 km 601, X5804ZAB Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina.
Museo de Zoología “Alfonso L. Herrera”, Departamento de Biología Evolutiva, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), 04510 Mexico City, Mexico.
General Andean region Argentina biogeographic regionalization ecoregions Neotropical region South American transition zone

Abstract

We provide a map of the 15 biogeographic provinces of Argentina based on the ecoregions recognized for the country, combining climatic, geological and biotic criteria. Argentinean provinces belong to the Neotropical region (Yungas, Paraná Forest, Araucaria Forest, Chaco and Pampean provinces), the South American transition zone (Puna, Monte, Comechingones and Cuyan High Andean provinces) and the Andean region (Patagonian, Maule, Valdivian Forest, Magellanic Forest, Falkland Islands and Magellanic Moorland provinces). In order to facilitate future biogeographic analyses, we provide a file of this biogeographical regionalisation in vector format using the World Geodetic Survey 1984.

 

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How to Cite

ARANA, M. D., MARTÍNEZ, G. A., OGGERO, A. J., NATALE, E. S., & MORRONE, J. J. (2017). Map and shapefile of the biogeographic provinces of Argentina. Zootaxa, 4341(3), 420–422. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4341.3.6