Brazil biomes

This data set displays the boundaries of six Brazilian continental biomes: the Amazônia, Cerrado, Caatinga, Mata Atlântica, Pantanal and Pampa. “Biome” is defined as a collection of life (plant and animal) constituted by the grouping of contiguous vegetation types identifiable on a regional scale with similar geoclimatic conditions and shared history, which results in a unique biological diversity. The names used were the most common and popular in general associated with the predominant type of vegetation or relief, as in the case of Pantanal biome, which is the highest provincial flooded surface of the world.The Amazon Biome is defined by the climatic region, forest physiognomy and geographic location. The Atlantic Forest biome, which occupies the entire Brazilian continental east Atlantic coast and stretches inland in the Southeast and South, is defined by the predominant forest vegetation and diverse relief. The Pampa, restricted to Rio Grande do Sul, is defined by a set of field vegetation in plain relief. The predominant vegetation in the Cerrado biome in Brazil, second in size, extends from the Maranhão coast to the Midwest and the Caatinga Biome, typical of semi-arid climate of the northeastern backlands. The map is a result of a partnership between the Brazilian Ministry of Environemnt (MMA) and the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

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Last Updated December 14, 2020, 11:45 (CST)
Created December 14, 2020, 11:45 (CST)
dcat_issued 2015-07-01T15:53:37.000Z
dcat_modified 2019-04-02T19:51:39.000Z
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