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Valdivian Coastal Range


The Valdivian Coastal Range is a mountain range in southern Chile, along the Pacific coast. Named for the city of Valdivia, it covers about 1 million acres of the Valdivian temperate rain forests, approximately one-quarter of which are protected. It forms part of the larger Chilean Coast Range. The highest point of the range is Cerro Oncol with 715 m.

The region has long been geographically isolated, making it a haven for endemic species. Some of the rare species that inhabit the Valdivian Coastal Range include the Pudu (the smallest deer in the world), the Degu, the Marine Otter, and the Monito del Monte, or mountain monkey (actually a marsupial).

See also

Chilean Coast Range

Cruces River

Punucapa

Valdivia

Valdivian Coastal Reserve

External links

Conservation efforts

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