Peru Park Sets Record for Reptile, Amphibian Biodiversity

LiveScience: For reptiles and amphibians, southern Peru's Manu National Park is the most diverse protected area on the planet. Scientists have counted a recording-breaking 287 species of of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and salamanders within the borders of the largely inaccessible and undeveloped reserve and its buffer zone. The landscape of Manu National Park ranges from lowland Amazonian rainforests to high-altitude cloud forests along the eastern slope of the Andes. The area is accessible by dirt......

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