South America Archive

  •   Amazon Lily is the term collectively applied to a genus of (beautiful!) Neotropical flowering plants. There are approximately 20 species within this genus. These are all closely related to […]

    Amazon Lily

      Amazon Lily is the term collectively applied to a genus of (beautiful!) Neotropical flowering plants. There are approximately 20 species within this genus. These are all closely related to […]

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  •   The Atlantic Trumpetfish is one of those rare creatures that seems to be capable of (according to many humorous-minded ichthyologists) tooting its own horn! This interesting ocean creature was […]

    Atlantic Trumpetfish

      The Atlantic Trumpetfish is one of those rare creatures that seems to be capable of (according to many humorous-minded ichthyologists) tooting its own horn! This interesting ocean creature was […]

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  •   The uniquely named Gigantiops Destructor (Wow! Talk about intimidating names!) is the sole member of its genus. With a name like that, one’s enough, right? The common name is […]

    Gigantiops Destructor

      The uniquely named Gigantiops Destructor (Wow! Talk about intimidating names!) is the sole member of its genus. With a name like that, one’s enough, right? The common name is […]

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  •   The Blue Shark is perhaps the only known species of shark that has actually been called (comparatively, of course) “docile!” Imagine that; a docile shark! Since the year 1580 […]

    Blue Shark

      The Blue Shark is perhaps the only known species of shark that has actually been called (comparatively, of course) “docile!” Imagine that; a docile shark! Since the year 1580 […]

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  •   The Royal Panaque is a recently discovered species within an extraordinary fish genus. There are now only seven known species in this unique animal genus. Like all other known […]

    Royal Panaque

      The Royal Panaque is a recently discovered species within an extraordinary fish genus. There are now only seven known species in this unique animal genus. Like all other known […]

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  •   The Peach Palm is a species of palm endemic to portions of South America and Central America. This plant species serves as a vital food source for many animal […]

    Peach Palm

      The Peach Palm is a species of palm endemic to portions of South America and Central America. This plant species serves as a vital food source for many animal […]

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  •   Living up to its name, the Titan Beetle is the largest known species of beetle on earth. Though many people believe it resembles a large cockroach, it is a […]

    Titan Beetle

      Living up to its name, the Titan Beetle is the largest known species of beetle on earth. Though many people believe it resembles a large cockroach, it is a […]

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  •   The Goliath Birdeater is a species of tarantula which is the biggest of all the arachnids. In terms of weight and mass, this is the largest known species of […]

    Goliath Birdeater

      The Goliath Birdeater is a species of tarantula which is the biggest of all the arachnids. In terms of weight and mass, this is the largest known species of […]

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  •   The Jewel Caterpillar of the Dalceridae family is the incredibly beautiful and translucent larval stage of the Acraga coa, a fuzzy orange moth native to Mexico, Costa Rica and other Caribbean islands. Very […]

    Jewel Caterpillar

      The Jewel Caterpillar of the Dalceridae family is the incredibly beautiful and translucent larval stage of the Acraga coa, a fuzzy orange moth native to Mexico, Costa Rica and other Caribbean islands. Very […]

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  •   The Pudu is a tiny species of deer. It is in fact the smallest known deer on Earth. There are two known subspecies, both of which are endemic to […]

    Pudu

      The Pudu is a tiny species of deer. It is in fact the smallest known deer on Earth. There are two known subspecies, both of which are endemic to […]

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  •     Kaieteur Falls is a magnificent high-volume waterfall and is a central part of the Kaieteur National Park within the Essequibo Territory, Guyana. The falls are in the middle of Guyana’s  rainforest. […]

    Kaieteur Falls

        Kaieteur Falls is a magnificent high-volume waterfall and is a central part of the Kaieteur National Park within the Essequibo Territory, Guyana. The falls are in the middle of Guyana’s  rainforest. […]

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  •   Mount Roraima is an incredible natural wonder of geology and is a type of formation popular as tepui. Mount Roraima is also the highest such plateau in South America. Further, […]

    Mount Roraima

      Mount Roraima is an incredible natural wonder of geology and is a type of formation popular as tepui. Mount Roraima is also the highest such plateau in South America. Further, […]

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  •   The Margay is a spotted feline native to North and South America and is an extremely solitary type of wildcat. The Margay is a predominantly nocturnal animal and typically prefers extremely remote sections […]

    Margay

      The Margay is a spotted feline native to North and South America and is an extremely solitary type of wildcat. The Margay is a predominantly nocturnal animal and typically prefers extremely remote sections […]

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  •   The Rasberry Crazy Ant (also popular as the tawny crazy ant or Nylanderia fulva) is a highly invasive and destructive species of ant native to South America. The Rasberry Crazy […]

    Rasberry Crazy Ant

      The Rasberry Crazy Ant (also popular as the tawny crazy ant or Nylanderia fulva) is a highly invasive and destructive species of ant native to South America. The Rasberry Crazy […]

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  •   Fire Ant is the common name for several species of ants in the genus Solenopsis, all of which are stinging ants. Fire Ants often attack small animals and can kill […]

    Fire Ant

      Fire Ant is the common name for several species of ants in the genus Solenopsis, all of which are stinging ants. Fire Ants often attack small animals and can kill […]

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  • A Bumblebee is any member of the bee genus Bombus, within the family Apidae, of which there are currently in excess of 250 known species still in existence. All of […]

    Bumblebee

    A Bumblebee is any member of the bee genus Bombus, within the family Apidae, of which there are currently in excess of 250 known species still in existence. All of […]

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  •     Tillandsia is the name of any one of more than 650 known species of what are commonly popular as “air plants.” They are present in the southern United States, the […]

    Tillandsia

        Tillandsia is the name of any one of more than 650 known species of what are commonly popular as “air plants.” They are present in the southern United States, the […]

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  •   The ocelot is a beautiful species of wildcat lives throughout a range which includes Mexico, South America, Central America, and the islands of Trinidad and Margarita. Further, on rare […]

    Ocelot

      The ocelot is a beautiful species of wildcat lives throughout a range which includes Mexico, South America, Central America, and the islands of Trinidad and Margarita. Further, on rare […]

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