Purus River


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Related to Purus River: Amazon River, Tocantins River, Tapajos River
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Noun1.Purus River - a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
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The main objective of this study was to study the diversity (species richness) and the relative abundance of bats from the Rio La Novia Conservation Concession (RLN), located on the right margin of the Purus River (Ucayali, Peru), to compare it with other regions in the Peruvian Amazonia, and to support the efforts on the conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity in this area.
The study was conducted in the municipality of Canutama located 55 m above sea level in the Purus river, one of the largest rivers in the world.
The five water basins included in the study are located in the same geological formation, the Solimoes Formation, but one of them drains into the Purus River while the other four drain into the Madeira River.