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Omagua or Low Jungle is one of the eight[1] 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 flora includes trees like cedar, palms (e.g. genus Phytelephas), and Shapaja (Attalea butyracea). There are also plants like the Cattleya rex, a species of orchid.

The Arapaima, a fish found in the rivers of the Amazon.

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.[1]


Andean Continental Divide[edit]

Westside Eastside
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 top[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 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.