Serranías Chiquitanas

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Serranías Chiquitanas
Country Bolivia
State/Province Santa Cruz Department
Age of rock Precambrian
Type of rock Gneiss and Granitoid[1]

The Serranías Chiquitanas are a group of low mountain ranges in the northeast of the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz. The ranges are located at the southern periphery of the discrete massif of the Guaporé shield. The Serranías Chiquitanas stands out of the surrounding lowlands as a series of forested hills some of which have escarpments. The Serranías Chiquitanas runs in a northwest to southeast fashion. The most important ranges among the Serranías are Serranía de Santiago, Serranía de San José, Serranía de Sunsas and Sierra de Chochis.


  1. ^ M. Litherland, R.N. Annells, D.P.F. Darbyshire C.J.N. FLETCHER, M.P. Hawkins, B.A. Klinck, W.I. Mitchell 4, E.A. O'Connor, P.E.J. Pitfield, G. Poer 1 and B.C. Webb. 1989. The Proterozoic of eastern Bolivia and its relationship to the Andean mobile belt. Precambrian Research, 43 (1989) 157-174.

Coordinates: 18°06′S 60°02′W / 18.100°S 60.033°W / -18.100; -60.033