Tapajós-Xingu moist forests

WWF Abstract

The Tapajós and Xingu rivers flow within the Amazon Basin of central-eastern Brazil, and pour into the mighty Amazon River from the south. Between these rivers lies the Tapajós-Xingu Moist Forests. The rivers are wide enough to act as barriers, preventing the movement of many plants, animals, and even some insects into the adjacent habitats. The rugged hills of Serra do Cachimbo, located in the southern portion of this ecoregion act as another divider for the watershed and moist forests of this region. Here, elevations range from 15 feet (5 m) above sea level near the Amazon River to 650 feet (198 m) above sea level in the south. Between 60 and 80 inches (1,524-2,032 mm) of rain fall each year, adding to the river current.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Brazil
Area:83,199,999 acres (33,669,845 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder