Sierra de los Tuxtlas

WWF Abstract

The Sierra de los Tuxtlas ecoregion includes one of the largest intact portions of moist forests in Mexico. Scientists have recorded 943 species of plants, 80 ferns, 1,272 insects, 122 reptiles and amphibians, 561 birds, and 128 mammals. Many plant and animal species here are unique to Mexico or to this ecoregion, occurring nowhere else in the world. Most of the reptiles and amphibians here are restricted to small isolated areas of montane forest. The region boasts the highest bird diversity in Mexico in terms of comparable area. It is also a refuge for many rare and threatened species that have been displaced from other areas of Mexico, including 19 endangered mammals.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Mexico
Area:959,999 acres (388,498 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER