Tamarin Monkeys, are small monkeys of the family Callitrichidae. They are new-world monkeys, roughly the size of a squirrel. There are many variants however, and we will look at some of these below. Variants Of Tamarin Monkeys Genus: Leontopithecus - Black Lion … [Read more...]
South American Animals
South America is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere. It is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. South America is also home to the world's largest rainforest: the Amazon rainforest.
Other major South American countries include Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Venezuela. South America is a vast continent with a rich history and culture. There is much to explore in this beautiful part of the world.
South America is home to some of the most amazing animals on Earth.
The different Titi Monkey species vary substantially in size and coloring but resemble each other in most other physical ways. The Titi Monkeys fur is long and soft and it is usually reddish, brownish or black and with a lighter underside.Some species have a bright collar or … [Read more...]
The Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa) is one of the largest Amazon Rainforest parrot species.The Mealy Parrot occurs in tropical Central American and South American rainforests. The Mealy Parrot frequents humid to semi-humid forest (only rarely in deciduous forest) and … [Read more...]
The Brazilian Wandering Spider (Phoneutria fera) is an aggressive and highly venomous spider. It was first discovered in Brazil hence its name. However, this genus is known to exist elsewhere in South and Central America. The Brazilian Wandering spider is a member of the Ctenidae … [Read more...]
The Military Macaw (Ara militaris), is a medium sized member of the macaw family. It is found in the rainforests of Mexico and South America. There are three subspecies of Military Macaw, namely 'Ara militaris militaris', 'Ara militaris. mexicana' and 'Ara militaris … [Read more...]
New World Tarantulas mainly found in the Americas, have bites that generally pose little threat to humans (other than causing localized pain). The primary means of defence for these spiders are urticating hairs, which can cause irritation and other typical symptoms in … [Read more...]
The Piranha Fish (also known as the 'caribe' in Venezuela) is a ferocious, schooling, fresh-water fish. It is native to warm rainforest lowland streams and lakes in South America - the Orinoco river basin in Venezuela, in the Orinoco River and east of the Andes Mountains, up to … [Read more...]
Anteaters belong to the order 'Pilosa' which also includes Sloths. The Giant Anteater is the largest of the Anteater species, hence its name. Other Anteater species include the Silky Anteater (Cyclopes didactylus) and the Collared Anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla). Giant Anteaters … [Read more...]
Sloths are medium-sized mammals that live in the Central and South American rainforests.The sloth got its name from its slow movement, it is not lazy, just slow-moving. The sloth is the slowest mammal on Earth. In total, there are six species of sloth.Sloths belong to the … [Read more...]
Anacondas are four species of aquatic boa inhabiting the swamps and rivers of the dense forests of tropical South America. The Yellow Anaconda can be found as far south as Argentina. It is unclear how the name originated so far from the snakes native habitat. It is likely due to … [Read more...]