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Mammals
Common Name Range ***
Amazonian ManateeSouth America (Amazon R. Basin)
Andean CatArgentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru
Bald UakariBrazil, Colombia, Peru
Giant ArmadilloGuyana to Argentina, Venezuela
Giant OtterSouth America
Golden Lion TamarinBrazil
JaguarArizona, California, Central and South America, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico, Texas
Little Spotted CatCosta Rica to Northern Argentina
Long-tailed OtterSouth America
Maned WolfArgentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
Mantled Howler MonkeyMexico to South America
MargayCentral and South America, Mexico
Marine OtterPeru south to Straits of Magellan
OcelotUSA (Arizona, Texas) to Central and South America
Short-tailed ChinchillaBolivia
Southern River OtterArgentina, Chile
Thin-spined PorcupineBrazil
West Indian ManateeCaribbean Sea, South America, Southeastern USA
Yellow-tailed Woolly MonkeyAndes of Northern Peru
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***What mammals are listed here?:

The South America section of this site lists the folllowing mammals appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Mammals that dwell in or migrate to any part of the South American continent and nearby islands.
  • Mammals dwelling in the Amazon Basin.
In some cases, the creatures listed in this section may also be found on other continents or in other areas, which is why you may see additional areas noted in the range column.

Disclaimer: This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About Us page.



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