Cordillera Vilcabamba

Cordillera Vilcabamba

 

a mountain range in south-eastern Peru, situated between the Urubamba (Ucayali system) and Apurímac rivers. It is 250 km long. Elevations increase from north to south, rising in Mount Salcantay to 6,271 m. It is composed of Precambrian and Paleozoic rock. There are Mesozoic-Cenozoic intrusions in the region of greatest uplifts. In the north and central parts the slopes are covered with mountain evergreen forests and in the south with dry scrub vegetation.

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Para la adyacente cordillera Vilcabamba, Guardamino (2014) confirmo la formacion de 37 nuevas lagunas y una tasa acelerada de aumento en numero y area lagunar durante el periodo 1991-2014.
Distribution on environmental gradientes: Theory and a preliminary interpretation of distributional patterns in the avifauna of the Cordillera Vilcabamba, Peru.
DE (1961): Preliminary note on the geology of the Cordillera Vilcabamba, southeast Peru, with emphasis on the essentially pre Andean origin of the structure.
1960): Zur Kenntnis der Eruptive gesteine inder Cordillera Vilcabamba, Peru.
Especie nueva de Polylepis (Rosaceae) de la cordillera Vilcabamba (Cusco, Peru).
He returned in 2006 to the slopes of Nevado Salcantay, a 20,000-foot-plus peak that is the highest in the Cordillera Vilcabamba range.
Schwartzia magnifica es endemica de los bosques de niebla de la region andina de Huanuco y el sur de la Cordillera Vilcabamba (Peru) y crece entre los 2000 y los 2500 m.
Caption: FAR LEFT: a deep ravine in the Cordillera Vilcabamba below Machu Picchu.
New species from the Cordillera Vilcabamba and adjacent eastern Peru.