NEOTROPICAL Montane Grassland & Shrubland
mammals

The mammals of the high altitude grasslands and shrublands of the South American Andes...

Order Cetartiodactyla, includes 'Even-toed hoofed mammals' and Cetaceans

Artiodactyla: Even toed ungulates

Family Camelidae

Lama glama, Llama (Machu Picchu, Peru). This species was domesticated from of the wild Guanaco.

Order Rodentia

Family Chinchillidae

Viscacha look like rabbits, but are not related, and are in fact a type of rodent. 

They have the ears of a bunny and the tail of a squirrel; that makes them cute twice! (Machu Picchu ruins, Peru).

Lagidium peruanum, 'Northern Viscacha' (Machu Picchu, Peru).

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For the page on the plants of the tropical American mountains
For the page on the birds of the tropical American mountains
For the page on the mammals of the tropical American mountains
For the page on the places to experience the tropical American mountains


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".