The Andean Wolf (Dasycyon hagenbecki) is a purported canine that is falsely labelled a wolf. In 1927, Lorenz Hagenbeck bought one of three pelts from a dealer in Buenos Aires who claimed that they had come from a wild dog of the Andes. Stains supported Krumbeigel’s new genus Dasycyon. …
Are there any dangerous animals in the Andes Mountains?
Higher up on the Amazonian Andes slopes the Spectacled or Andean Bear is the largest predator. The South American coati, or ring-tailed coati, Nasua nasua, is a common predator in the Amazon region.
Are the Andes Mountains dangerous?
The Andean region is at high risk of natural disasters and the effects of climate change. Earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, volcanic eruptions, forest fires or floods occur in a relatively confined area.
What predators live in the Andes Mountains?
In this system, Andean bears and pumas are the top predators, while mountain tapir, three species of cervidae (hoofed ruminants), tapití (an endemic rabbit), mountain paca, and Andean bears are the primary herbivores (Tirira, 2007).
Are there alligators in the Andes?
There are two living alligator species: the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, and the Chinese alligator, Alligator sinensis.
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