Low Monte

WWF Abstract

The Argentine Monte is located in north-central Argentina, extending along the eastern foothills of the Andes until it reaches the Patagonian steppe, and then extends east to the Pacific Ocean. Here, thorn scrub and dry grasslands are common. This ecoregion comprises much of the driest portions of Argentina and contains parts of the Rio Negro and Rio Colorado watersheds. Despite its large size and diversity, the ecoregion has plants that seem relatively similar to each other. Several river systems meander through this area, creating sparse gallery forests.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:Argentina
Area:101,055,999 acres (40,895,912 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Reserva Ecologica de Ñacuñan Ecological Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER