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+ - Amazon Rain Forest Has 16,000 Tree Species->

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minty3 (2942557) writes "There are roughly 16,000 different tree species living in the 1.4 billion acres of dense forest that make up the Amazon, a new estimate suggests.

"We think there are roughly 16,000 tree species in Amazonia, but the data also suggest that half of all the trees in the region belong to just 227 of those species!” Hans ter Steege, first author on the study and researcher at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in South Holland, Netherlands, said in a statement. “Thus, the most common species of trees in the Amazon now not only have a number, they also have a name.”"

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Amazon Rain Forest Has 16,000 Tree Species

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