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Table 1 Descriptions of the four subregions

From: To what extent does Tobler's 1st law of geography apply to macroecology? A case study using American palms (Arecaceae)

  Amazon Andes Caribbean Central America
No. grid cells 110 107 25 71
Total species 81 124 60 81
Latitude 0.5°S-15.5°S 0.5°S-15.5°S 14.5 ° S-24.5 ° S 14.5°S-24.5°S
Longitude 55.5°W-66.5°W 69.5°W-80.5°W 64.5 ° -82.5 ° W 87.5°W-105.5°
Altitude (m) max/min 1000/5 6400/9 2900/170 5390/20
MAT* (°C) max/min 27/24 27/5 26/22 27/14
MAP** (mm yr-1) max/min 2700/1340 3900/190 2040/1000 2900/170
  1. * MAT, mean annual temperature (°C).
  2. ** MAP, mean annual precipitation (mm yr-1).