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The Mesoamerica hotspot is the third largest in the world, running from central Mexico to Panama and including the whole of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. It has exceptional levels of amphibian and reptile biodiversity and almost 3000 species of endemic plants. The best known endemic vertebrates are the Resplendent quetzal, the Mexican black howler monkey and hte Central American spider monkey.
Keel billed toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) in aggressive encounter with Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma) in rain, Laguna del Lagarto, Santa Rita, Costa Rica. Front cover bookplate of the H... - Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Keel billed toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) in aggressive encounter with Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma) in rain, Laguna del Lagarto, Santa Rita, Costa Rica. Front cover bookplate of the H...
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) in tropical rainforest canopy with beech almond fruit. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) in tropical rainforest canopy with beech almond fruit. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Tropical rainforest jungle with the giant Garlic tree (Caryocar costaricensis) dominating the forest. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. December 2012 - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Tropical rainforest jungle with the giant Garlic tree (Caryocar costaricensis) dominating the forest. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. December 2012
Jaguar {Panthera onca} captive, Belize, Central America - Shattil & Rozinski
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Shattil & Rozinski / Jaguar {Panthera onca} captive, Belize, Central America
Black mantled howler monkey {Alouatta palliata} male howling from treetop, Soberiana NP, Panama. - DAVID TIPLING
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DAVID TIPLING / Black mantled howler monkey {Alouatta palliata} male howling from treetop, Soberiana NP, Panama.
Black howler monkey (Alouatta caraya) family in canopy with Panama city in the distance, Soberania NP, Panama, November 2008 - Piper Mackay
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Piper Mackay / Black howler monkey (Alouatta caraya) family in canopy with Panama city in the distance, Soberania NP, Panama, November 2008
Black howler monkey (Alouatta caraya) calling, Soberania NP, rainforest, Panama - Piper Mackay
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Piper Mackay / Black howler monkey (Alouatta caraya) calling, Soberania NP, rainforest, Panama
Four Black howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya) on branch, including a mother with baby, Soberania NP, Panama - Piper Mackay
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Piper Mackay / Four Black howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya) on branch, including a mother with baby, Soberania NP, Panama
Mantled howler monkey (Alouatta palliata aequatorialis) female and baby, Soberania National Park, Panama - Ben Lascelles
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Ben Lascelles / Mantled howler monkey (Alouatta palliata aequatorialis) female and baby, Soberania National Park, Panama
White faced capuchin monkey {Cebus capuchinus} in tree, Costa Rica. - Juan Manuel Borrero
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Juan Manuel Borrero / White faced capuchin monkey {Cebus capuchinus} in tree, Costa Rica.
San Fernando Waterfall, Costa Rica - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / San Fernando Waterfall, Costa Rica
Violet-crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) male perched in tree, Rancho Naturalista, Turrialba, Costa Rica, Central America. - Mary McDonald
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Mary McDonald / Violet-crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) male perched in tree, Rancho Naturalista, Turrialba, Costa Rica, Central America.
Black-handed Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), Belize - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Black-handed Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), Belize
Jaguarundi (Felis yagouaroundi), Belize - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Jaguarundi (Felis yagouaroundi), Belize
Guatemalan / Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra) calling, Belize - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Guatemalan / Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra) calling, Belize
Baird's Trogon (Trogon bairdii) male showing irridescence. Costa Rican tropical rainforest. - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Baird's Trogon (Trogon bairdii) male showing irridescence. Costa Rican tropical rainforest.
Central American Agouti (Dasyprocta punctata) portrait, feeding. Costa Rican tropical rainforest. - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Central American Agouti (Dasyprocta punctata) portrait, feeding. Costa Rican tropical rainforest.
Alajuela, with trees and epiphytes, habitat of the Great Green / Buffon's Macaw. Boca Tapada, Biological Corridor San Juan La Selva, Costa Rica. 2008. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Alajuela, with trees and epiphytes, habitat of the Great Green / Buffon's Macaw. Boca Tapada, Biological Corridor San Juan La Selva, Costa Rica. 2008.
Rainforest at Cerro de la Muerte, Costa Rica - Konrad Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Rainforest at Cerro de la Muerte, Costa Rica
Honduran white tent bats (Ectophylla alba) sleeping under Heliconia leaf, Braulio Carillo National Park, Costa Rica - Konrad Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Honduran white tent bats (Ectophylla alba) sleeping under Heliconia leaf, Braulio Carillo National Park, Costa Rica
Violet sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus) male hovering, Costa Rica - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Violet sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus) male hovering, Costa Rica
Crested guan (Penelope purpurascens) perched in rainforest, Costa Rica - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Crested guan (Penelope purpurascens) perched in rainforest, Costa Rica
Tropical forest canopy,  Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica, May 2009 - Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / Tropical forest canopy, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica, May 2009
Strawberry poison dart / arrow frog (Dendrobates pumilio) on leaf, Costa Rica - Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Strawberry poison dart / arrow frog (Dendrobates pumilio) on leaf, Costa Rica
Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) male at nest hole in tree, El Triunfo biosphere reserve, Sierra Madre del Sur, Chiapas, Mexico - Patricio Robles Gil
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Patricio Robles Gil / Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) male at nest hole in tree, El Triunfo biosphere reserve, Sierra Madre del Sur, Chiapas, Mexico
Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) male at entrance to nest hole in tree, showing very long tail feathers, cloud forest El Triunfo biosphere reserve, Sierra Madre del Sur, Chiapas, Mexico - Patricio Robles Gil
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Patricio Robles Gil / Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) male at entrance to nest hole in tree, showing very long tail feathers, cloud forest El Triunfo biosphere reserve, Sierra Madre del Sur, Chiapas, Mexico
Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) adult feeding chicks, Sobernia National Park, Panama, August - Ben  Lascelles
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Ben Lascelles / Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) adult feeding chicks, Sobernia National Park, Panama, August
Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) adult approaching nest, lit by sunshine through trees, Sobernia National Park, Panama, August - Ben  Lascelles
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Ben Lascelles / Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) adult approaching nest, lit by sunshine through trees, Sobernia National Park, Panama, August
Tropical rainforest. Braulio Carillo NP, Costa Rica, Central America - Lynn M Stone
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Lynn M Stone / Tropical rainforest. Braulio Carillo NP, Costa Rica, Central America
Waterfall during the rainy season, Rincon de la Vieja NP, Costa Rica - Jouan & Rius
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Jouan & Rius / Waterfall during the rainy season, Rincon de la Vieja NP, Costa Rica
Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) male perched on branch in cloud forest, Los Quetzales National Park, Savegre River Valley, Talamanca Range, Costa Rica, Central America - Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) male perched on branch in cloud forest, Los Quetzales National Park, Savegre River Valley, Talamanca Range, Costa Rica, Central America
Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) male in cloud forest,  Los Quetzales National Park, Savegre River Valley, Talamanca Range, Costa Rica, Central America - Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) male in cloud forest, Los Quetzales National Park, Savegre River Valley, Talamanca Range, Costa Rica, Central America
Strangler fig roots growing up trees in Dry forest in Guanacaste, Costa Rica - Jouan & Rius
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Jouan & Rius / Strangler fig roots growing up trees in Dry forest in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Tropical rainforest habitat, Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica - Lynn M Stone
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Lynn M Stone / Tropical rainforest habitat, Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica
Head portrait of young Spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) partially submerged in water, with reflection, Santa Rita, Costa Rica - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Head portrait of young Spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) partially submerged in water, with reflection, Santa Rita, Costa Rica
Three Brown-hooded Parrots (Pyrilia haematotis) one taking off from branch, in the rain Laguna del Lagarto, Santa Rita, Costa Rica - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Three Brown-hooded Parrots (Pyrilia haematotis) one taking off from branch, in the rain Laguna del Lagarto, Santa Rita, Costa Rica
Green / Double-crested basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) running across water surface, Santa Rita, Costa Rica. Did you know? This amazing lizard is colloquially known as the 'Jesus Christ lizard' for i... - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Green / Double-crested basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) running across water surface, Santa Rita, Costa Rica. Did you know? This amazing lizard is colloquially known as the 'Jesus Christ lizard' for i...
Leaf cutter ants (Atta cephalotes) carrying sections of leaves, to be used for cultivating nutritious fungi, Santa Rita, Costa Rica - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ants (Atta cephalotes) carrying sections of leaves, to be used for cultivating nutritious fungi, Santa Rita, Costa Rica
Head portrait of Red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) Santa Rita, Costa Rica - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Head portrait of Red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) Santa Rita, Costa Rica
Portrait of Violet sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus) in flight, Costa Rica - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Portrait of Violet sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus) in flight, Costa Rica
Keel billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus), Costa Rica - Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Keel billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus), Costa Rica
Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) on sea floor, Tortuga Reef, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. - Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) on sea floor, Tortuga Reef, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Portrait of a male Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) perched on a branch, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Sierra Madre de Chiapas, Mexico. - TOM MANGELSEN
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TOM MANGELSEN / Portrait of a male Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) perched on a branch, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Sierra Madre de Chiapas, Mexico.
Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) and Brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) on small island, Isla Contoy National Park, Quintana Roo, Yuccatan Penninsula, Mexico - Juan  Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) and Brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) on small island, Isla Contoy National Park, Quintana Roo, Yuccatan Penninsula, Mexico
Male Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) perched at its nest hole, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Sierra Madre de Chiapas, Mexico. - TOM MANGELSEN
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TOM MANGELSEN / Male Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) perched at its nest hole, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Sierra Madre de Chiapas, Mexico.
Starfish Beach, with many starfish in the shallow sea (Asteroidea) Colon Island, Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Bocas del Toro Province, Panama, - Juan Carlos Munoz,Juan  Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz,Juan Carlos Munoz / Starfish Beach, with many starfish in the shallow sea (Asteroidea) Colon Island, Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Bocas del Toro Province, Panama,
Central American / Red-backed squirrel monkey (Saimiri oerstedii) mother with baby, Manuel Antonio NP, Costa Rica, vulnerable species - Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Central American / Red-backed squirrel monkey (Saimiri oerstedii) mother with baby, Manuel Antonio NP, Costa Rica, vulnerable species
Central America Red Backed Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri oerstedii) resting on a frond. Endangered species. Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica. - Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Central America Red Backed Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri oerstedii) resting on a frond. Endangered species. Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica.
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