NEOTROPICAL Tropical Freshwater
mammals

The mammals of the tropical freshwater flooded grasslands and wetlands of South and Central America...

Order Rodentia

Family Caviidae

Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, 'Capybara', 'Capivara' (Brazil), Chig├╝ire (Colombia), (Hotel Pantanal Mato Grosso, Brazil). The world's largest rodents. Found wherever there is freshwater over much of tropical South America.


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".