Uruguayan savanna

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Coxilhas (hills covered by grasslands) in Morro Redondo, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

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.

Flora[edit]

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

Fauna[edit]

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 links[edit]

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