The diverse but often overlooked savanna grasslands of tropical South and Central America, including the Cerrado and Llanos...
Tabebuia/Handroanthus ochracea/chrysotricha, 'Corteza amarillia/ipê amarelo', 'Golden Trumpet Tree'. Flowers in spring. A common and conspicuous tree in tropical woodlands and flooded grasslands of South America.
There are over 150 species in this family found across the Americas.
Ameiva ameiva, 'Amazonian Racerunner'. Widespread in Central and South America.
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'. Found in many habitats across South America.
Mazama americana, 'Red Brocket Deer'. Found in forests and woodlands in South America.
There are three species of Peccary. They are known by various other names, including 'Javelina' and 'skunk pigs' or 'musk hogs' due to their strong smell. Peccaries are related to pigs, but different enough to now be placed in their own family. They usually form herds, and groups are known to have killed humans. They can make a chattering noise with their tasks as a warning.
Dicotyles tajacu, 'Collared Peccary'. Widespread, being found in most habitats across the warmer parts of the Americas.