NEOTROPICAL
Tropical & Subtropical Savanna

The diverse but often overlooked savanna grasslands of tropical South and Central America, including the Cerrado and Llanos... 

For the page on the plants of the South American tropical open woodlands & savanna

Class Insecta

Class Reptilia

Family Telidae: mostly 'Whiptails' and 'Racerunners'

There are over 150 species in this family found across the Americas.

Ameiva ameiva, 'Amazonian Racerunner', (Pousa Alegre, Brazil). Widespread in Central and South America.

Salvator; 'Tegu'

There are various lizards in differenet genera known as 'Tegu'. The three species in this genus look and act somewhat like old world tropical monitor lizards, but are not closely related to them.

Salvator merianae, 'Argentine Black and White Tegu', (Pousa Alegre, Brazil). Found in many habitats across South America.

For the page on the birds of the South American tropical open woodlands & savanna

Class Mammalia

Order Artiodactyla: 'Even toed Ungulates (Hoofed mammals)'

Family Cervidae: Deer

Mazama americana,'Red Brocket Deer' (Pousa Alegre, Brazil). Found in forests and woodlands in South America.

For the page on the places to experience the South American tropical open woodlands & savanna


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"