Isla Escudo de Veraguas

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Pictured here is a rocky formation
The island of Escudo de Veraguas

Isla Escudo de Veraguas (also: Escudo de Veraguas Island) is a small island about 18 kilometers[1] off of the coast of Panama. There is not much information on the climate or history of the island, but the animals inhabiting the island are known, such as the pygmy three-toed sloth, or Derby's woolly opossum.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Escudo de Veraguas is undocumented, but the neighboring country of Panama has relatively warm temperatures, being around 70 to 90 degrees year-round.[2]

Inhabitants[change | change source]

The inhabitants of the island are different from the mainland species in the idea that they are smaller and more adapted to the island. Some examples:

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Evolution, biogeography, and description of a new species of Fruit-eating bat, genus Artibeus Leach (1821), from Panamá". Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde 59 (5). ISSN 0044-3468. http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=4235385. 
  2. "Weather and Climate: Panama, average monthly Rainfall, Sunshine, Temperature, Humidity, Wind Speed". weather-and-climate.com. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  3. "Oedipina maritima (Maritime Worm Salamander)". www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved 2017-05-24.