Endemic Animals of Rio de Janeiro








Golden Lion Tamarin
Golden Lion Tamarin
The Golden lion tamarin is a small, endangered primate, endemic to the Atlantic coast of Brazil. In spite of its name, this monkey isn't related to lions. Instead, this species is so called due to exhibiting a magnificent ring of hair that shines in the sun, resembling an elegant lion mane. Otherwise called 'Golden marmoset', this New World monkey is one of the 4 species of lion tamarin and one of the world's rarest animals. The Golden lion ...
tamarins have been an important part of local legends and fables.
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Golden Lion Tamarin
Liolaemus lutzae
Liolaemus lutzae
Liolaemus lutzae, called commonly Lutz's tree iguana, is a species of lizard in the family Liolaemidae. The species is endemic to Brazil.
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Liolaemus lutzae
Dixon's ground snake
Dixon's ground snake
Dixon's ground snake is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. The species is endemic to Brazil.
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Dixon's ground snake
Shielded worm lizard
Shielded worm lizard
The shielded worm lizard is a worm lizard species in the family Amphisbaenidae. It is found in Brazil.
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Shielded worm lizard