Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta


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Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

 

an isolated mountain massif in the northern Andes, the highest in Colombia. The highest point is Mount Cristóbal Colón (5,780 m). The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta are composed chiefly of crystalline and metamorphic rocks; the slopes are formed of sedimentary rocks. The peaks are covered with permafrost and glaciers. Deciduous forests occur on the northern slopes, whereas the southern slopes are characterized by sparse xerophytic forests and thickets. In the upper belt there are cold, bleak regions called paramos.

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Amazonia, Andes, Guayana, Choco Biogeografico, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta 0-3000 m.
Meanwhile, news of a remarkable archeological find had filtered down from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. In the 1970s, looters stumbled upon an abandoned pre-Columbian city composed of stone terraces accessed by stairways, connected by roads, and fed by aqueducts.
Determinacion de la distribucion pasada y presente de la danta de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Tapirus terrestris colombianus Hershkovitz 1954) en el municipio de Dibulla, departamento de la Guajira.
This magmatic arc observed from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to the north until Zamora batholith in the Cordillera Condor in the southeastern Ecuador (Fig.
Four Israelis, a German, a Spaniard, and two Britons were seized while visiting the archeological ruins at Ciudad Perdida in the northern Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. One Briton, teenager Matthew Scott, managed to escape by jumping from a high ravine during a forced march, and he has since been reunited with his family in Great Britain.
The group was taken while camping on Friday morning in the national park in the area of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, close to the Caribbean coast.
En el estudio publicado, se propuso reconocer como especies separadas las poblaciones ubicadas en la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (O.

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