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Table 2 Species richness values for six Latin American countries, classified by taxonomic group, and percentage of species representation at a national level for each country compared to the referenced values of species diversity shown. The percentage values shown were compiled and analyzed in this study. Data was obtained from Genbank (Nucleotide) release 219.0 of April 15, 2017

From: Colombia, an unknown genetic diversity in the era of Big Data

  Species richness value per taxonomic group  
Country Mammals Birds Reptiles Amphibians Vascular Plants References
Colombia 492 1921 606 803 51,220 [7, 51,52,53]
Brazil 701 1712 793 1042 56,215 [51, 52, 54, 55]
Mexico 564 1113 922 382 26,071 [51,52,53,54,55]
Argentina 386 1049 364 439 10,593 [51, 52, 56, 57]
Costa Rica 249 918 259 205 12,119 [51, 52, 54], [53, 58, 59]
Peru 441 1781 484 592 17,144 [51, 52, 54]
Percentage of species representation at the national level (Nucleotide database) compared to species richness per taxonomic group
Colombia 9.35% 4.79% 2.48% 13.33% 1.13%  
Brazil 10.27% 1.58% 0.38% 7.10% 0.82%
Mexico 30.32% 25.34% 12.36% 35.60% 5.53%
Argentina 26.94% 5.53% 38.19% 44.87% 12.90%
Costa Rica 1.61% 0.11% 2.32% 0% 1.50%
Peru 1.13% 0.06% 1.03% 0.51% 0.27%