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- n. a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
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The Lago Aiapuá State Reserve (6,100 km2) lies at the edge of the vast expanse of várzea near the mouth of the Purus River.
This ecoregion in Brazil comprises portions of the low, seasonally inundated river basins of the central and lower Amazon, much of the length of the Madeira River Basin, and the mouth of the Purus River where it joins the Solimões (Amazon), as well as several smaller tributaries to these.
Purus River forests are lighter than their fellows in the central Matto
Purus River and the Rio Negro, connecting the Orinoco with the Amazon, the banks dotted with Portuguese missions under the direction of the monks of Mount Carmel, were successively surveyed.