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2014-12-16 23:02:57

Carlos Montalvo Becomes Oldest American and First Argentine National to Summit the Active Sangay Volcano - Expedition Serves as Test Bed for Stealth Performance Technologies Atherton,

Cunchaicha rock shelter in Peruvian Andes
2014-10-24 07:28:01

In one of the driest and most inhospitable areas on the planet - the Peruvian Andes - researchers have stumbled across two primitive rock shelters.

Deadly Fungus Cause Of Frog Declines In The Andes
2013-12-13 07:25:23

Amphibians at high elevations can tolerate temperature changes, but susceptible to deadly fungus

Closest Relatives Of Papaya Are Four Species From Mexico And Guatemala
2013-11-20 10:43:24

For many decades, researchers thought the closest relatives of papaya were certain trees from the Andes, the so-called highland papayas. A study employing DNA sequences from all species of the papaya family instead revealed that the closest relatives of papaya are three herbaceous species and a small tree with stinging hairs occurring from Mexico to Guatemala and El Salvador.

Crown Of Venezuelan Paramos
2013-11-07 12:12:10

A joint research led by the Smithsonian Institution (US), Saint Louis University (US) and Universidad de Los Andes (Venezuela) resulted in the discovery of an exciting new species from the daisy family.

Distinctive Genetic Ancestries Found In Uros People Of Peru And Bolivia
2013-09-13 11:13:31

New genetic research led by the Genographic Project consortium shows a distinctive ancestry for the Uros populations of Peru and Bolivia that predates the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores and may date back to the earliest settlement of the Altiplano, or high plain, of the central Andes some 3,700 years ago.

2013-06-20 23:27:01

Santiago day trips offered by Chile Montaña this winter season include backcountry skiing in Chile, guided skiing at Chilean ski resorts, rock climbing in Santiago, and trekking adventures

New Scorpion Species Found In Andes
2013-06-05 15:35:04

French researchers have announced the discovery of a new species of scorpion in the Ecuadorean Andes, adding to that region’s already remarkable level of biodiversity.

2013-05-03 23:22:55

TRIC Tools' Pipe Bursting Manufacturing Field Team provides Training Certification to Andes Construction in Northern California's Oakland Hills.

Dramatic Glacial Melting In Andes Blamed On Climate Change
2013-01-22 13:47:37

An international team of scientists has turned its attention to glacial melting in the tropical Andes, and their conclusions indicate that the situation is even more dire than originally suspected.


Latest Andes Reference Libraries

Mount Carihuairazo
2014-10-04 17:42:58

Mount Carihuairazo is a volcanic caldera, most likely extinct, that is located in Ecuador. It is part of the Cordillera Occidental in the Andes Mountain range and reaches an elevation of 16,463 feet. This volcano, which is neighbored by Mount Chimborazo, is part of the Reserva de Produccion Faunistica Chimborazo, which protects the ecosystems and habitats of the vicuña,llama, and alpaca, all native species to the area. The volcano’s name is a mixture of three Quichu words Cari, huay, and...

Yellow-Tailed Woolly Monkey, Oreonax flavicauda
2014-04-10 14:40:56

The Yellow-Tailed Woolly Monkey (Oreonax flavicauda) is a New World monkey that is native to Peru. It is a rare primate species that is found only in the Peruvian Andes, in the departments of Amaxonas and San Martin, along with the bordering areas of La Libertad, Huanuco, and Loreto. This woolly monkey was, at first, under the Lagothrix genera with other woolly monkeys, but because of debatable primary sources, they have been placed under the Oreonax genera. This genus has been suggested to...

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2012-06-14 11:00:33

Symbol: RUGL5 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Subshrub Native Status: HI    I Distribution: RubusglaucusBenth. distribution:USA(HI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons...

Mountain Tapir, Tapirus pinchaque
2012-05-09 11:44:29

The mountain tapir (Tapirus pinchaque), also known as the wooly tapir, is one of four species of tapir. This tapir is named after a mythical creature, called “La Pinchaque” that is thought to live in the same areas as the mountain tapir. The range of this tapir is small, including the páramo and cloud forest areas in the Eastern and Central Cordilleras mountains in Colombia, Ecuador, and the far north of Peru. It prefers to live at high elevations between 6,600 and 14,100 feet, therefore...

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2007-10-22 10:42:28

The vicuña (Vicugna vicugna), is a camelid species native to South America. They are most commonly found in Bolivia, Peru, Chile, and northwest Argentina. Peru has the largest number. Bolivia has great number of wild vicuñas in the Southwestern side of the country. It lives in the high alpine regions of the Andes. Vicuñas live in the grass lands and plains in the mountain regions at an altitude of 4,000 to 5,500 meters (13000 to 18000 feet). The vicuña is considered more...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.