|The species in this guide have been divided into the following groups, which are largely based on their presumed evolutionary relationships.|
Mammals with large canines and most have slicing cheek teeth which they use to hold and cut their food.
Agile climbers, monkeys and tamarins have forward facing eyes and dexterous, grasping hands and feet.
|Hoofed mammals |
Large herbivores who walk on their toes which are tipped with hooves.
Anteaters have long snouts, no teeth and a long, sticky tongue to catch termites.
Sloths live in trees, where they often hang upside down from their hooked claws.
Armadillos have a distinctive bony shell which protects them.
Marsupials which give birth to very small young that crawl to a teat (often located within a pouch) where they complete development.
|Large rodents |
Chisel-toothed mammals such as Capybara and Paca.
|Small rodents |
Small, chisel-toothed mammals such as rats and mice.
Bats are the only mammals that fly.
A checklist of the species of presently known or believed to occur in Iwokrama, with the species in this guide hotlinked.
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