Greater Antilles


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Greater Antilles:

see West IndiesWest Indies,
archipelago, between North and South America, curving c.2,500 mi (4,020 km) from Florida to the coast of Venezuela and separating the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic Ocean.
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Also, the American species of Alsophila also show an uneven distribution, having their highest concentration (46%) within the Greater Antilles (Conant, 1983).
The new Guide emphasizes the species endemic to individual islands or to the Greater Antilles and is directed at bird watchers in general as well as "listers" or "twitchers".
Right now, it looks like a treasure trove of data to help us sort out the relationship in time between humans and extinct animals in the Greater Antilles.
The Greater Antilles posses an extremely complex geological history with its islands made of strata of different geological ages.
Iturralde-Vinent & MacPhee (1999) proposed that during the Eocene--Oligocene transition, the developing northern Greater Antilles and northwestern South America were briefly (33-35 Ma) connected by a landspan (a subaerial connection between a continent and one or more off-shelf islands) centered on the emergent Aves Ridge.
in Maisi, eastern Cuba, which has one of the largest engineered plazas in the Greater Antilles, and on an analysis of the settlement pattern in the Maisi area.
Hurricane Sandy, the 19th named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, began its march up the Greater Antilles Wednesday, causing dozens of flights to be canceled and altering the itineraries of nearly a half dozen cruise ships.
Waller, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, examined the bared-teeth motif (BTM) of the Tamno, who lived in the Greater Antilles (the Caribbean) from AD 1000 to the early decades of European contact (1492-1550).
Most of the Caribbean Miconieae are present in the Greater Antilles (nine genera and 350 species).
For example, Faaborg and Terborgh (1980) considered the Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) as a rare transient migrant encountered only in the Greater Antilles.
Callaghan (Chapter 4) presents computer-simulated models of sea-borne expedition routes that connect six chosen 'ports' in the Greater Antilles (including Antigua) with mainland Central America and the Gulf Coast (Mexico to Florida).
Separately or in groups, they bring to life a variety of historical events, celebrations, and lost or fading traditions born of the vibrant cultural mix of this Spanish-speaking island of four million in the Greater Antilles.

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