NEOTROPICAL
Montane Grassland & Shrubland

The various Neotropical Montane Grasslands and Shrublands found in the Andes are known regionally as Paramo & Puna...

Order Myrtales


Family Onagraceae

(near Cusco, Peru)

Probably Fuchsia boliviana, 'Fuchsia'.

Plants to identify...

For the page on the birds of the tropical American mountains

Class Mammalia

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


Artiodactyla: Even toed ungulates


Family Camelidae

(Machu Picchu, Peru)

Lama glama, Llama. 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. 

(Machu Picchu ruins, Peru)

They have the ears of a bunny and the tail of a squirrel; that makes them cute twice!

(Machu Picchu, Peru)

Lagidium peruanum, 'Northern Viscacha'.

Places to enjoy the mountains of tropical America...

In Ecuador, there is Antisana Ecological Reserve and Tambo Condor (lodge).
In Peru there is 
Cusco and Machu Picchu.

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