Sierra de la Laguna dry forests

WWF Abstract

In between the mountainous pine-oak forests and the dry xeric scrub of The Cape Region lies the Sierra de la Laguna Dry Forests ecoregion, a unique hotspot for biodiversity on the peninsula. The dry forests of Sierra de la Laguna are home to some 224 species of plants, half the reptiles and amphibians in the entire Cape Region, and 96 percent of the region's mammals. More than 10 percent of these species are endemic to this area. Located on a peninsula that is mostly desert, these forests are an isolated oasis where a variety of unique species have evolved in isolation.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Mexico
Area:959,999 acres (388,498 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER