Mammillaria bombycina

‘Silken pincushion cactus’

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Cactaceae
Subfamily:Cactoideae
Tribe:Cacteae
Genus:Mammillaria
Species:M. bombycina

From my collection

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Coragyps atratus foetens

• Buitre cabeza negra, Zopilote común, Cuervo de cabeza negra
• Black vulture, Andean black vulture

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Cathartidae
Genus:Coragyps
Species:C. atratus

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Ozotoceros bezoarticus uruguayensis

• Venado de campo, ciervo pampero
• Pampas deer

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Cervidae
Subfamily:Capreolinae
Genus:Ozotoceros
Species:O. bezoarticus
Subspecies:O. bezoarticus uruguayensis

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Lycalopex gymnocercus

• Grey pampean fox / Azara’s fox / Azara’s zorro
• Zorro de las Pampas / aguará gris / zorro gris

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Canidae
Genus:Lycalopex
Species:L. gymnocercus

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Myocastor coypus

• Coypu / river rat
• Coipo / falsa nutria / nutria roedora / nutria

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Rodentia
Superfamily:Octodontoidea
Family:Echimyidae
Subfamily:Echimyinae
Tribe:Myocastorini
Genus:Myocastor
Species:M. coypus

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Puma concolor anthonyi

• Cougar / mountain lion
• Puma / león de montaña

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Suborder:Feliformia
Family:Felidae
Genus:Puma
Species:P. concolor

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Ciconia maguari

• Cigüeña maguari, Cigueña común, Cigüeña Americana
• Maguari Stork

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Ciconiidae
Genus:Ciconia
Species:C. maguari

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Panthera onca

• Yaguareté​, jaguar, yaguar

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Suborder:Feliformia
Family:Felidae
Genus:Panthera
Species:P. onca

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Phoenicopterus chilensis

• Flamenco austral
• Chilean Flamingo

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Phoenicopteriformes
Family:Phoenicopteridae
Genus:Phoenicopterus
Species:P. chilensis

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Pecari tajacu

• Collared peccary / musk hog
• Pecarí de collar

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Tayassuidae
Genus:Pecari
Species:P. tajacu

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Coragyps atratus foetens

• Buitre cabeza negra, Zopilote común, Cuervo de cabeza negra
• Black vulture, Andean black vulture

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Cathartidae
Genus:Coragyps
Species:C. atratus

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Lycalopex gymnocercus

• Grey pampean fox / Azara’s fox / Azara’s zorro
• Zorro de las Pampas / aguará gris / zorro gris

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Canidae
Genus:Lycalopex
Species:L. gymnocercus

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Orbea variegata

Annulus and corona structures of a Orbea variegata

• Starfish plant, starfish cactus, carrion cactus , star flower
• Flor de lagarto, Flor de dragón, Estrellas, Camaleona

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Genus:Orbea
Species:O. variegata

From my collection

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Sterna trudeaui

• Trudeau’s tern / snowy-crowned tern
• Gaviotín lagunero / gaviotín de antifaz negro

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Laridae
Genus:Sterna
Species:S. trudeaui

Playa Grande, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Big yawn!

Late afternoon, a wild ‘south american sea lion’ (Otaria flavescens) yawning at the harbour.

• South american sea lion / patagonian sea lion
• Lobo marino de un pelo

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Suborder:Pinnipedia
Family:Otariidae
Subfamily:Otariinae
Genus:Otaria
Species:O. flavescens

Puerto de Piriápolis, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Stapelia gigantea

Very variable species with the largest flowers in the genus ranging from 100-400 mm in diameter. Clump-forming succulent with fat, green, erect, deeply ribbed stems, up to 200 mm tall and 30 mm thick.
The flowers are large, star-shaped 5-petalled, pale yellow in color, with transverse crimson lines variable in color and covered with purplish or crimson hairs.
It is the most widely north-south distributed species and occurs in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

• Zulu giant / giant carrion plant / giant toad plant
• Flor carroña gigante

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Tribe:Stapeliae
Genus:Stapelia
Species:S. gigantea

From my collection

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Caracara plancus

• Carancho
• Southern crested caracara

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Falconiformes
Family:Falconidae
Subfamily:Polyborinae
Genus:Caracara
Species:C. plancus

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Tringa melanoleuca

• Greater yellowlegs
• Playero patas amarillas grande

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Scolopacidae
Genus:Tringa
Species:T. melanoleuca

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Haematopus palliatus

• Ostrero común
• American oystercatcher

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Haematopodidae
Genus:Haematopus
Species:H. palliatus

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Tringa melanoleuca

• Greater yellowlegs
• Playero patas amarillas grande

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Scolopacidae
Genus:Tringa
Species:T. melanoleuca

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, Uruguay

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