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Table 3 Performance of biome maps for SDTF

From: Forgotten forests - issues and prospects in biome mapping using Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests as a case study

  Percentage of specimens
Biome map SDTF Cerrado Chaco
  All species Narrow endemics only All species Narrow endemics only All species Narrow endemics only
Latin American Biogeography Scheme (LAB)
[30]
40.6 36.3 7.6 4.3 8.4 5.7
Americas Basemap (AB)
[29]
42.7 42.0 29.9 15.4 3.9 3.1
WWF Ecoregions (ECO)
[16]
46.6 43.6 9.9 5.2 5.7 4.9
Land Cover Map (LCM)
[17]
14.6
(62.71)
16.2
(57.31)
6.3 4.5 2.2 2.2
Ecological Systems Map (ESM)
[31]
36.4 32.4 13.9 6.6 6.7 5.5
  1. Percentage of specimens which fell into the SDTF biome compared to the two other South American dry biomes, savannas (mainly Cerrado in our analysis) and the Chaco.
  2. 1 Most specimens fall into agricultural land, and if these areas are considered as degraded SDTF, 62.7% of specimens fall into SDTF. This is likely an overestimation as part of the agricultural land could be degraded savannas or Chaco.