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Table 1 The names and abbreviations of biomes and 34 terrestrial ecoregions in Asia

From: Investigation of floristic similarities between Taiwan and terrestrial ecoregions in Asia using GBIF data

Acronym of ecoregions Name of biome Name of ecoregions Number of data recorda Number of scientific nameb
Group of cold winter deserts
 ERG-15 Cold-winter desert Takla-Makan-Gobi Desert 12,062 2744
 ERG-16 Cold-winter desert Tibetan 38,004 2371
Group of temperate ecoregions
 ERG-02 Mixed mountain system Altai highlands 2355 162
 ERG-03 Temperate grasslands Mongolian-Manchurian Steppe 2071 600
 ERG-01 Temperate needle-leaf forests/woodlands East Siberian Taiga 1343 467
 ERG-04 Temperate broad-leaf forests Manchu-Japanese mixed forests 3180 909
 ERG-05 Temperate broad-leaf forests Manchu-Japanese mixed forests 5575 988
 ERG-06 Temperate broad-leaf forests Oriental deciduous forests 442 238
 ERG-07 Temperate broad-leaf forests Oriental deciduous forests 33,562 2066
 ERG-11 Temperate broad-leaf forests Oriental deciduous forests 3618 1085
 ERG-13 Temperate broad-leaf forests Oriental deciduous forests 13,876 2959
Group of subtropical ecoregions
 ERG-08 Subtropical/temperate rain forests/woodlands Japanese evergreen forest 287,306 4433
 ERG-09 Subtropical/temperate rain forests/woodlands Japanese evergreen forest 22,180 1857
 ERG-10 Subtropical/temperate rain forests/woodlands Japanese evergreen forest 1684 611
 ERG-12 Subtropical/temperate rain forests/woodlands Japanese evergreen forest 600,788 4519
 ERG-14c Temperate broad-leaf forests Oriental deciduous forests 139,697 7862
 ERG-17 Subtropical/temperate rain forests/woodlands Chinese subtropical forests 194,854 11,696
 ERG-20 Mixed mountain system Szechwan highlands 186,933 12,271
 ERG-21 Mixed mountain system Himalayan highlands 55,145 6413
Group of tropical ecoregions
 ERG-18 Tropical humid forests South Chinese rainforests 9396 2586
 ERG-19 Tropical humid forests South Chinese rainforests 5770 1876
 ERG-23 Tropical humid forests Bengalian rainforest 2230 412
 ERG-25 Tropical humid forests Burman rainforest 992 439
 ERG-27 Tropical humid forests Indochinese rainforests 196,220 5577
 ERG-28 Tropical humid forests Malayan rainforests 14,573 3339
 ERG-22 Tropical dry forest/woodlands India subcontinent 28,662 3112
 ERG-24 Tropical dry forests Burma monsoon forests 2075 573
 ERG-26 Tropical dry forests/woodlands Thailandian monsoon forest 33,293 5996
 ERG-29 Mixed island systems Philippines 33,825 3390
 ERG-30 Mixed island systems Borneo 90,332 6813
 ERG-31 Mixed island systems Sumantra 11,763 2341
 ERG-32 Mixed island systems Java 7431 1503
 ERG-33 Mixed island systems Sulawesi 20,724 2391
 ERG-34 Mixed island systems Papuan 226,960 9502
  1. Locations of the ecoregions are showed on the map in Fig. 1. ERG is the abbreviation of ecoregion. The 34 ecoregions were categorized into 4 groups. Numbers of data records were downloaded from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and numbers of scientific names were derived from the data records
  2. aNumber of data record: data records were downloaded from the GBIF and data records of an ecoregion were extracted from different countries and incorporated into one ecoregion
  3. bNumber of scientific name: the number of scientific names derived from the data records of GBIF. The number is not the real species richness because many synonyms were in the lists
  4. cERG-14 is categorized into subtropical group according to local references and different from the categorization of WWF
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