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Juruá

(zho͞orwä`), river, c.1,500 mi (2,410 km) long, rising in the Cerros de Canchyuaya, E Peru. It flows in a winding course generally NE through Acre and Amazonas states, W Brazil, to the Amazon River E of Fonte Boa. One of the Amazon's longer tributaries, it is navigable along one third of its course and was important for transport during the wild-rubber boom.

Juruá

 

a river in western Brazil, a right tributary of the Amazon. Length, 3,280 km; basin area, about 200,000 sq km. The river rises in the foothills of the Peruvian Andes (La Montana). In its middle and lower reaches the river’s tortuous route cuts through the Amazon lowlands. Fed by rain, the water level is high from January to May and low from August to October. The average flow is 6,000 cu m per sec. The river is navigable below the city of Cruzeiro do Sul.

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Cruzeiro do Sul, Reserva Extrativista do Alto Jurua, 8[degrees]55'S, 72[degrees]31'W, 11 Mar 1992, D.
Mancio Lima, Bacia do Alto Jurua, Rio Moa, Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor, fundo do vale do Igarape do Amor, 7[degrees]26'55"S, 73[degrees]39'41"W, 16 Jun 1996, M.
Mancio Lima, Bacia do Alto Jurua, Rio Moa, Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor, Morro Queimado, ao longo do Igarape do Amor, 7[degrees]28'0"S, 73[degrees]37'27"W, 6 May 1996, M.
de Freitas (1914), the region between the sources of the Madeira river, Lake Titicaca, Beni and Araguaia rivers (critique in Baldus 1954: 251-2); Rodolfo Garcia (1922, based on Ehrenreich), the region between the Paraguay and Parana river basins; Fritz Krause (1925), the area of the Omagua and Kokama, between the Napo and Jurua rivers.
7) Also recorded in the Jurua River (Inambari) (Tobias et al.
Ornithological records from a campina/campinarana enclave on the upper Jurua River, Acre, Brazil.
BRAZIL: no specific locality (ZMB: 1 unsexed; MNRJ: 1 unsexed; NHM: 1 unsexed); Roraima: Rio Jamari (MNRJ: 1 unsexed); Amazonas: Lago Camacari (MZUSP: 10[male]); Rio Jurua, Rio Eiru, Santa Cruz (MZUSP: 1[male], 1[female]); Lago do Baptista (MZUSP: 1[male]); PARA: "Para"--no specific locality (NHM: 1 unsexed); Capim (MZUSP: 1[male]); Rio Tapajos, Fordlandia (MZUSP: 2[male]); Rio Tapajos, Urucurituba (MZUSP: 1 [male]); Santarem (MNRJ: 2[male]); Taperinha (MZUSP: 1[female]); Utinga (MZUSP: 1[male]; MNRJ: 1[male]); Jardim Zoologico, Belem (MNRJ: 1[male]).
Cruzeiro do Sul is the second-largest city in Acre and is the main city of the Alto Jurua region.
The likelihood that the Rio Jurua provides a barrier in a section of their contact zone is supported by specimens of female gutturalis from Eirunepe (formerly Joao Pessoa) on the left bank of the Jurua and by male griseiventris from Santa Cruz on the Rio Eiru, a fight bank tributary (Pinto 1942, 1978; specimens examined at MZUSP).
Campinas and campinaranas are found only in the western extreme of the State of Acre in the River Jurua Basin (Acre 2000, IBGE 2005).
We provide the first discussion and annotated list of the bird fauna of a campina/campinarana enclave on the upper Rio Jurua in the Brazilian State of Acre.
There are only two additional Brazilian records, both from the upper Rio Jurua in Acre.