Xingu-Tocantins-Araguaia moist forests

WWF Abstract

South of the Amazon River, in eastern Amazonian Brazil, is a band of moist forest that is crisscrossed by a latticework of rivers. White-sand igapó flooded forests line the banks of these rivers, marking the path of past floods. The rivers of this region are blackwater, meaning that they carry little, if any, sediment load. Dark tannins stain the rivers, giving them their name. About 60 to 80 inches (1,524 – 2,032 mm) of rain fall here each year, less than in the central and western areas of Amazonian Brazil. Elevation ranges from sea level at the Amazon River to 1,300 feet (396 m) in the Serra dos Carajás to the south.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Brazil
Area:65,791,998 acres (26,625,077 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 WWF WildFINDER