Jaua-Sarisariñama National Park

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Jaua-Sarisariñama National Park
Parque Nacional Jaua-Sarisariñama
IUCN category II (national park)
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The sinkholes of Sarisariñama
Map showing the location of Jaua-Sarisariñama National Park
Map showing the location of Jaua-Sarisariñama National Park
Location Guayana Highlands,
Bolívar State
Established 1978
Governing body INPARQUES

Jaua-Sarisariñama National Park (Spanish: Parque nacional Jaua-Sarisariñama) is located in the Guayana Highlands, within Bolívar State of southeastern Venezuela.[1] It was established in 1978.

The landscape of the park is notable for three sandstone tepuis, Jaua, Sarisariñama and Guanacoco.[2] The top of Sarisariñama is forested and has sinkholes.

Ecology[edit]

The park is an Important Bird Area. Resident bird species include Tepui parrotlet (Nannopsittaca panychlora).[1]

Amphibians of interest include three species of stefania (carrying frogs) which appear to be endemic to the park:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Parque Nacional Jaua-Sarisariñama Downloaded on 11/11/2015
  2. ^ The names are from the language of the Ye'kuana people, who call the mountains Jaua-Jidi, Sarisariñama-Jidi and Guanacoco-Jidi.
  3. ^ Señaris, C., MacCulloch, R. & La Marca, E. 2004. Stefania oculosa. IUCN 2015. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Version 2015. Downloaded on 9 November 2015.
  4. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Stefania percristata Señaris, Ayarzagüena, and Gorzula, 1997". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 7 March 2016.