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Fossilized Teeth Point To World’s Oldest Grasslands In Chilean Andes
2012-07-25 05:14:14

Two newly discovered and ancient rodent species, including the earliest known chinchilla, may have lived in the world’s oldest grasslands about 32.5 million years ago.

2012-01-04 08:59:06

Identifying species, separating out closely related species and managing each type on its own, is an important part of any animal management system.

2011-11-18 06:58:19

Vultures in South Asia were on the brink of extinction until Lindsay Oaks and Richard Watson, from The Peregrine Fund in the US, undertook observational and forensic studies to find out why the number of birds was falling so rapidly.

Image 1 - WCS Program Helps Scarlet Macaws Take Flight In Guatemala
2011-11-15 11:17:47

Researchers are reporting a major conservation victory from Central America: a bumper crop of magnificent scarlet macaw fledglings that have now taken flight over the forests of Guatemala.

2011-10-13 07:00:00

Ron DeArmond, course instructor for the Feline Conservation Federation teaches the Wildlife Conservation Educators Course to empower the next generation of conservation educators, and also, to

2011-10-04 18:40:00

Eagle-Condor Peru Adventures trips to Peru are now better than ever, an offer the most careful examination of the Inca civilization and Peru’s healing traditions, available. San


Latest Fauna of South America Reference Libraries

Striped Raphael Catfish, Platydoras armatulus
2014-09-12 09:39:00

The striped Raphael catfish (Platydoras armatulus), also known as the talking catfish or the chocolate catfish, is a species of catfish that can be found in many areas of South America, including the Amazon, the Orinoco, and the Tocantins and it has been introduced into the United States of America. This species burrows into the soft sand in river bottoms, feeding on crustaceans, mollusks, and organic fragments. The striped Raphael catfish holds small, curved spines that extend across its...

Skeleton Tarantula, Ephebopus murinus
2014-08-29 11:32:08

The Skeleton Tarantula (Ephebopus murinus) is a species of spider belonging to the Theraphosidae family, a sub-family of Aviculariinae. This New World species is native to several South American countries. Its common name comes from the skeleton-like markings on its legs. The generic name, Ephebopus comes from the Greek meaning “youthful” plus “foot”, and the specific name, murinus is from the Latin meaning “mouse-colored”. The adult E. murinus normally grows to a leg span of...

Pale-throated Sloth, Bradypus tridactylus
2014-08-13 14:57:39

The pale-throated sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) is a species of three-toed sloth that can be found in northern areas of South America. Its range includes Guyana, French Guiana, some areas of Brazil, and western areas of Colombia and Venezuela. This species can only be found in tropical rainforests. It is not thought to hold any subspecies and is closely related to the brown-throated sloth, which shares some areas of its range. The pale-throated sloth differs in size depending upon the sex,...

Brown-throated Sloth, Bradypus variegatus
2014-08-13 14:47:30

The brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) is a species of three-toed sloth that can be found in Central and South America. Its range extends from Honduras through Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica to Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and eastern areas of Peru. It is not thought to reside in the Amazon rainforest or in areas east of the Rio Negro. This species resides in a number of habitats including disturbed habitats, evergreen forests, and arid forests at elevations of up to 3,900...

Greater Fairy Armadillo, Calyptophractus retusus
2014-05-19 10:55:17

The greater fairy armadillo (Calyptophractus retusus), also known as the Chacoan fairy armadillo or Burmeister's armadillo, is a species of armadillo that can be found in Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia. It prefers to reside in tropical or subtropical arid grasslands or shrublands. This species is small, reaching an average body length between 5.5 and 6.9 inches and a weight of up to 2.2 pounds. As is common to armadillo species, it holds bands of armor along its upper back, but these are...

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