Purus-Madeira moist forests

WWF Abstract

Stretching east of the foothills of Brazil’s Carauari arch, an ancient zone of uplift, this ecoregion is almost entirely on the low Amazon basin and is almost uniformly flat. The landscape of these lowland plains are shaped by large meandering rivers, frequent oxbows, and thousands of tiny streams, all of which flood annually. The vegetation consists primarily of seasonally flooded tropical lowland rainforests.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Brazil
Area:43,008,000 acres (17,404,720 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER