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Emas National Park, central Brazilian Cerrado (Brazil), Brazil   

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Emas National Park, central Brazilian Cerrado (Brazil), Brazil
Photographer: Cristiano Nogueira

ID: 0000 0000 0803 0698 (2003-08-28)

Copyright © 2003 Cristiano Nogueira

  • date of photo  Apr 2000
  • location   Emas National Park, central Brazilian Cerrado (Brazil) (Brazil)
  • habitat  Cerrado
  • notes   Although extremely patchy and variable, habitat types throughout the Cerrado domain can be divided in two major categories: interfluvial and riparian areas. This picture shows typical riparian habitats, such as wet grassland and gallery forest (center) surrounded by different types of interfluvial savannas, ranging from sparse grasslands to dense typical cerrado. This habitat mosaic accounts for local distributional patterns of Cerrado squamate reptiles, with forest-dwelling lineages (from Amazonia or the Atlantic Forest) inhabiting mostly riparian forests, while typical open-country lineages (from the Chaco, Pampas or Caatinga) inhabit interfluvial savannas and grasslands.
  • photo category: Landscape - habitat
    Using this photo   The thumbnail photo (128x192 pixels) on this page may be freely used for personal or academic purposes without prior permission under the Fair Use provisions of US copyright law as long as the photo is clearly credited with © 2003 Cristiano Nogueira. For other uses, or if you have questions, contact Cristiano Nogueira crinog[AT] (Replace the [AT] with the @ symbol before sending an email.)


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