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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The cichlid fossil record of Central America and the Greater Antilles as now known thus is confined to the Miocene of Hispaniola and the Miocene and Pleistocene of Costa Rica.
The fauna of the Greater Antilles includes 14 genera of Entomobryoidea (Thibaud 2014), but only Salina thibaudi Soto-Adames from Guadeloupe and T.
Saint Thomas and Saint John, United States Virgin Islands, are two islands in the Greater Antilles.
The Antillean sub-region (our focus) is subdivided into three island groups: the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, and the Lesser Antilles.
In the case of the insular Caribbean, logically, the Greater Antilles occupy a larger extent than the Lesser Antilles and the small islands in the northern Caribbean (Map 1).
Due to the "quick disappearance" of these earliest indigenous groups, the history of the Caribbean region was "constructed" without recognizing their influence in the cultures of the Greater Antilles.
Haidar said the agreement on diplomatic links with theDominicanRepublic-- a nation on the islandofLa Hispaniola, partofthe Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region -- was signed based on a decision between the presidents of the two countries.
Katia generated large swells that kicked up the surf and caused dangerous rip currents along the beaches of the Eastern United States, Bermuda, the Greater Antilles and parts of the Bahamas, the forecasters said.
In addition to insights into human and mammalian genomes, the anole lizard's genome also offers up clues about how lizard species evolved to populate islands in the Greater Antilles.
Missouri) describe 737 recognized species of frogs and non-avian reptiles in The Greater Antilles and The Lesser Antilles and the surrounding Caribbean Sea, significantly expanding Schwartz and Henderson's 1991 Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies.
The stone tools are from the Taino, a pre-Columbian society that lived in the Caribbean on the islands of the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, and the Lesser Antilles.
The tribe has a predominant distribution in the Caribbean Islands, and Coccothrinax, in particular, exhibits extensive radiation in the Greater Antilles with approximately 40 species.

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