Fauna of Venezuela


Fauna of Venezuela

The fauna of Venezuela consists of a huge variety of unique animals; some 23% of reptilian and 50% of amphibian species that inhabit the country are endemic to Venezuela. Overall, around 8,000 species (the world's 5th highest total) are endemic to the country.

References

* BBC News. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3192935.stm New species uncovered in Venezuela] .
* Global Forest Watch. [http://www.globalforestwatch.org/english/venezuela/index.htm Venezuela: Overview]


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