Omagua or Low Jungle is one of the eight Natural Regions of Peru. It is located between 80 and 400 m above sea level in the Amazon rainforest. In this region, there are a lot of rivers that create meanders, swamps and lagoons.
The fauna includes animals like the capybara (which is the biggest rodent in the world), the giant armadillo, the jaguar, the giant otter, and the red brocket deer. There are also numerous species of birds, including the white-throated toucan, the hoatzin, and the red-and-green macaw. Animals that live in the water include the Arapaima, and the amazonian manatee.
Andean Continental Divide
|Chala, dry coast||Lowland tropical rainforest or Selva baja|
|Maritime Yungas||Highland tropical rainforest or Selva alta|
|Maritime Yungas||Subtropical cloud forest or Fluvial Yungas|
|Quechua - Montane valleys||Quechua - Montane valleys|
|Tree line||Tree line - about 3,500 m|
|Suni, scrubs and agriculture||Suni, scrubs and agriculture|
- Mountain passes - 4,100 m
- Puna grassland
- Andean-alpine desert
- Snow line - about 5,000 m
- Janca - rocks, snow and ice
- Pulgar Vidal, Javier: Geografía del Perú; Las Ocho Regiones Naturales del Perú. Edit. Universo S.A., Lima 1979. First Edition (his dissertation of 1940): Las ocho regiones naturales del Perú, Boletín del Museo de historia natural „Javier Prado“, n° especial, Lima, 1941, 17, pp. 145-161.
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