The avifauna of the Guatemalan Caribbean Coast is the richest and most diverse in the country. The studies carried out in the region have detected 48 families, 504 resident and migratory species that represent more than 70% of the total bird species of Guatemala.
Of the 504 species of birds, 11 are regional endemics. These forests are an important migratory corridor: more than 90 migratory species use them as hiberna-tion or resting sites. Among the most interesting species there are: Collared Aracari, Emerald Toucanet, Keel-billed Toucan, Ringed Kingfisher, Long-tailed Hermit, Brown Violet-Ear, Montezuma oropendola, Slaty-tailed Trogon, Osprey, Solitary Eagle, Tody Motmot, Lesson’s Motmot, Magnificent Frigatebird, Blue-footed Booby, Red-footed Booby, Crowned Woodnymph, Vireo pallens,Little Blue Heron, Great Blue Heron, White Ibis, Brown Pelican, Lovely Cotinga, Mealy Parrot, Jacana Spinosa.
The Green Caribbean as a region sustains a large number of endemic mammals worldwide with more than 160 species.
Species threatened worldwide: as ocelote and jaguar, termite bear, armadillos, manatee, bottlenose dolphins and sea turtles (all the emblematic species of the tropical rainforest and the coral reef system!) The Green Caribbean is characterized by the pro-duction of water sources, genetic resources and the varied animal and plant diversity it harbors. Within all this wealth stand out as a group the amphibians. The Region has a diversity of stunning salamanders and beautiful frogs nationally and globally threat-ened: Bolitoglossa odonnelli, Bolitoglossa dunni, Agalychnis moreleti, Bromeliohyla bromeliacia, Duellmanohyla soralia, Bolitoglossa Mexicana y Bolitoglossa rufescen.
Five critically endangered species of amphibians are reported: Agalychnis moreletii, Duellmanohyla soralia, Nototriton brodiei and Cryptotriton wakei. Look for the -Corytophanes- species of lizard en-demic to the New World.
This variety of ecosystems is reflected in the studies of specialists Entomologists in insects, nocturnal /di-urnal butterflies and invertebrates, among hundreds we can mentioned some: Adeloneivaia jason, Dys-schema urioides, Evius hippia, Pachylioides abstracts, Phillophyllia guttulata, Xylophanes zurcheri, Letis hypnois, Madoryx plutonius, Napata walkeri, Autom-eris zozine, Dysdaemonia boreas, Enyo ocypete.
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