Biomes / Ecosystems of South America

Andean Patagonian Forest (South America) The Editor Tue, 06/25/2019 - 18:00
The Andean Patagonian Forest spreads over steep elevations along a thin strip on both sides of the Andes Mountains in southern South America. These temperate forests, located in both southern Chile and Argentina, are the southernmost forests on earth.
Atlantic Forest: Mata Atlântica (South America) The Editor Sun, 06/02/2019 - 18:45
The Atlantic Forest (Mata Atlântica) runs along the coast of eastern and southeastern Brazil, stretching inland into Argentina and Paraguay. Although only a small part of the original forests remain, it is still one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet.
Llanos: Grassland Ecoregion (South America) The Editor Mon, 10/08/2018 - 20:17
The Llanos (Los Llanos) is a vast tropical grassland plain situated to the east of the Andes Mountains in northwestern South America. It is an ecoregion of the flooded grasslands and savannas biome.
Pantanal: Floodplain and Wetland Ecoregion (South America) The Editor Tue, 06/11/2019 - 18:35
Stretching across portions of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, the Pantanal is a natural region encompassing the world's largest tropical wetland area. This gigantic seasonal floodplain ecoregion is also home to a staggering variety of plants and wildlife.
Páramo: Andean Moorland (South America) The Editor Wed, 10/20/2021 - 17:03
Páramo is a neotropical high mountain biome. Also referred to as Andean Moorland, this grassland ecosystem is found mainly in the northwest corner of South America: in the upper Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
Patagonian Desert: Patagonian or Magellanic Steppe Ecoregion (South America) The Editor Tue, 10/23/2018 - 15:17
The Patagonian Desert, also known as the Patagonian Steppe, is a semiarid scrub plateau. The Patagonian steppe ecoregion, also known as the Magellanic Steppe, mainly covers the Patagonia region of Argentina to barely across the border into Chile.