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Animals in Ecuador
Ecuador is a country in South America. It is bordered by Colombia to the north and Peru to the south. The west coast of Ecuador borders the Pacific Ocean. The Galapagos Islands that are more than 600 miles west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean are also part of Ecuador.

The climate of Ecuador is very diverse. The Pacific coast is tropical. Inland from the coast is subtropical and extremely humid. The Andes mountain range runs through the middle of the country. Most of the climate in the area of the Andes is moderate without extreme temperatures. The Amazon rain forest covers the eastern part of Ecuador. This diverse climate plus the unique Galapagos Island make Ecuador home to many animals that are only found in this area.

The Galapagos Tortoise is a prehistoric animal unique to this area. They belong to the Geochelone elephantopus family.

Marine Iguana
Marine Iguanas are abundant in the Galapagos. These are the only lizards that live in the ocean.

Land Iguanas are endemic to the Galapagos Islands. They like to eat cactus and are able to eat it without removing the prickly spines.

There are seven species of Lava Lizards found only in the Galapagos Islands. The males appear to be doing pushups when trying to attract a mate.

The Cormorant of the Galapagos is the only cormorant in the world that is not able to fly. This bird is a very good swimmer.

Thirteen different finches are endemic to the Galapagos. Some of these birds will sometimes eat out of your hand.

The
capybara
capybara which is the largest rodent in the world can be found in Ecuador. Tapir,
jaguar
jaguar,
ocelot
ocelot, puma, and the howler monkey are also unique to this area


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Ecuador.
Even-toed ungulates in Ecuador
Collared peccary
Little red brocket deer
White-lipped peccary
North andean deer
White-tailed deer
Red brocket
Brown brocket
Northern pudu
Carnivores in Ecuador
Kinkajou
Bush dog
South american coati
Crab-eating raccoon
Eyra cat
Galapagos islands fur seal
Chilean pampa cat
Giant brazilian otter
Cougar
Jaguar
Short-eared dog
Ocelot
Peruvian desert fox
Little spotted cat
Andean fox
Bushy-tailed olingo
Margay
Little coati
Amazonian hog-nosed skunk
Greater grison
Tayra
Long-tailed weasel
Andean bear
Tropical weasel
Colombian weasel
La plata otter
Allen's olingo
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Ecuador
Estuarine dolphin
Long-beaked dolphin
Rough-toothed dolphin
Cuvier's beaked whale
Bunch
Killer whale
Blainville's beaked whale
False killer whale
Ginkgo-toothed beaked whale
Atlantic dolphin
Lesser beaked whale
Amazon river dolphin
Pygmy sperm whale
Fraser's dolphin
Common minke whale
Blue whale
Common rorqual
Pacific pilot whale
Pygmy killer whale
Bats in Ecuador
Long-legged bat
Commissaris's long-tongued bat
Buffy broad-nosed bat
Lesser bulldog bat
Thumbless bat
Salvin's big-eyed bat
Tent-maiking bat
Brown tent-making bat
Miller's long-tongued bat
Greater broad-nosed bat
Greater bulldog bat
Little big-eyed bat
Handley's tailless bat
Striped yellow-eared bat
Silver-tipped myotis
Pallas's long-tongued bat
Big free-tailed bat
Hairy big-eyed bat
Geoffroy's tailless bat
Little yellow-eared bat
Hairy-legged myotis
Spectral bat
Aratathomas's yellow0shouldered bat
Black myotis
Lesser long-tailed bat
Bidentate yellow-shouldered bat
Greater long-tailed bat
Andesen's fruit-eating bat
Bogota yellow-shouldered bat
Small big-eared brown bat
Fraternal fruit-eating bat
Hairy yellow-shouldered bat
Silver fruit-eating bat
Highland yellow-shouldered bat
Big crested mastiff bat
Louis's yellow-shouldered bat
Macconnell's bat
Brown mastiff bat
Greater yellow-shouldered bat
Jamaican fruit-eating bat
Tilda yellow-shouldered bat
Big naked-backed bat
Great fruit-eating bat
Brazilian free-tailed bat
Common vampire bat
Dark fruit-eating bat
White-winged vampire bat
Pygmy fruit-eating bat
Hairy big-eared bat
Northern ghost bat
Toltec fruit-eating bat
Little big-eared bat
White-bellied big-eared bat
Hairy little fruit bat
Fischer's little fruit bat
Hairy-legged vampire bat
Hawaiian hoary bat
Dwarf little fruit bat
Southern yellow bat
Greater dog-like bat
Ecuadorian sac-winged bat
Lesser dog-like bat
Proboscis bat
Pale-faced bat
Montane myotis
Striped hairy-nosed bat
Dark long-tongued bat
Greater sac-winged bat
Pale spear-nosed bat
Riparian myotis
Equatorial dog-faced bat
Chestnut long-tongued bat
Frosted sac-winged bat
Lesser spear-nosed bat
Velvety myotis
Brazilian brown bat
Peter's disk-winged bat
Handley's nectar bat
Lesser sac-winged bat
Greater spear-nosed bat
Argentine brown bat
Spix's disk-winged bat
Black mastiff bat
Western nectar bat
Harmles serotine
Chestnut short-tailed bat
Bonda mastiff bat
Goldman's nectar bat
Black bonneted bat
Seba's short-tailed bat
Pallas's mastiff bat
Orange nectar bat
Dwarf bonneted bat
Fringe-lipped bat
Ghost-faced bat
Thomas's nectar bat
Short-headed broad-nosed bat
Wagner's bonneted bat
Tomes's sword-nosed bat
Thomas's broad-nosed bat
Western bonneted bat
Shaggy bat
Heller's broad-nosed bat
Smokey bat
American marsupials in Ecuador
Little rufous mouse opossum
Andean slender mouse opossum
Water opossum
White-eared opossum
Common opossum
Murine mouse opossum
Robinson's mouse opossum
Red mouse opossum
White-bellied slender mouse opossum
Brown four-eyed opossum
Western woolly opossum
Short-furred woolly mouse opossum
Central american woolly opossum
Sepia short-tailed opossum
Black four-eyed opossum
Bushy-tailed opossum
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Ecuador
Forest rabbit
Shrew opossums in Ecuador
Gray-bellied shrew opossum
Blackish shrew opossum
Silky shrew opossum
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Ecuador
Andean tapir
Brazilian tapir
Primates in Ecuador
Colombian night monkey
Saddlebacked tamarin
White-fronted capuchin
Red howler monkey
Golden-mantled howling monkey
Geoffroy's monk saki
Long-haired spider monkey
White-faced capuchin
Common squirrel monkey
Night monkey
Golden-mantled saddle-back tamarin
Equatorial saki
Rodents in Ecuador
Green acouchi
Aquatic rat
Red acouchi
Armored spiny rat
Pacific spiny rat
Bicolored arboreal rice rat
Southern spiny pocket mouse
Ecuadoran spiny rat
Foothill arboreal rice rat
Napo spiny rat
Destructive pygmy rice rat
Dusky rice rat
Tome's spiny rat
Narrow-footed bristly mouse
Fulvous pygmy rice rat
Bicolor-spined porcupine
Amazon bamboo rat
Robust dark rice rat
Marsh rat
Simon's spiny rat
Central american agouti
Spiny tree rat
Armored rat
Black agouti
Crab-eating rat
Tomes's rice rat
Stolzmann's crab-eating rat
Alfaro's rice rat
Tweedy's crab-eating rat
Ecuadorean rice rat
Peruvian rice rat
Bolivar rice rat
Galapagos rice rat
Hammond's rice rat
Golden oldfield mouse
Mexican harvest mouse
Macconnell's rice rat
Pacarana
Beady-eyed mouse
Talamancan rice rat
Ashy-bellied oldfield mouse
Yellowish rice rat
Arboreal soft-furred spiny rat
Ash-colored oldfield mouse
Highland small rice rat
Coues's climbing mouse
Slender oldfield mouse
Forest small rice rat
Broad-footed climbing mouse
Paramo oldfield mouse
Amazon dwarf squirrel
White-footed climbing mouse
Thomas's oldfield mouse
Western dwarf squirrel
Dark tree rat
Spotted bolo mouse
Rhoads's oldfield mouse
Forest oldfield mouse
Andean leaf-eared mouse
Bristly mouse
Olive montane mouse
Southern amazon red squirrel
Red-tailed squirrel
Haggard's leaf-eared mouse
Darwin's galapagos mouse
Mountain paca
Guayaquil squirrel
Northern amazon red squirrel
Fernandina galapagos mouse
Brazilian guinea pig
Highland grass mouse
South american spiny mouse
Unexpected cotton rat
Indefatigable galapagos mouse
Guinea pig
Ecuadorean grass mouse
Santiago galapagos mouse
Soft grass mouse
Alfaro's rice water rat
Montane fish-eating rat
Colombian forest mouse
Mira climbing rat
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Ecuador
Amazonian manatee
Edentates in Ecuador
Giant armadillo
Greater long-nosed armadillo
Common long-nosed armadillo
Cabasu
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