Uruguayan savanna

The Uruguayan savanna, also known as the Brazilian-Uruguayan savanna, is a subtropical grassland and savanna ecoregion which includes all of Uruguay, some areas of northeastern Argentina and southernmost Brazil.

Uruguayan savanna
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Coxilhas (hills covered by grasslands) in Morro Redondo, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.
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Ecoregion territory (yellow boundaries)
Ecology
RealmNeotropical
Biometropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Borders
Geography
Area351,329 km2 (135,649 sq mi)
CountriesUruguay, Brazil, and Argentina
Conservation
Conservation statusCritical/endangered
Protected19,245 km² (5%)[1]

FloraEdit

The ecoregion consists mostly of medium-tall grasslands, with areas of palm savanna, gallery forests along rivers, and enclaves of submontane forest.

FaunaEdit

Grazing mammals include the Pampas Deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus), the Gray Brocket or Guazuvirá Deer (Mazama gouazoubira), and the capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), the world's largest living rodent.

External linksEdit

  • "Uruguayan savanna". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. Retrieved 10 October 2013.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eric Dinerstein, David Olson, et al. (2017). An Ecoregion-Based Approach to Protecting Half the Terrestrial Realm, BioScience, Volume 67, Issue 6, June 2017, Pages 534–545; Supplemental material 2 table S1b. [1]