Tehuacán Valley matorral

WWF Abstract

The Tehuacán Valley Matorral is an ecological island of extraordinary diversity. It is rich in species of plants restricted to just this valley. Stretching through southeast Puebla and northwestern Oaxaca, in southern Mexico, this is a desert/xeric scrub basin in a landscape of pine-oak, dry, and moist forests. Flowering cacti and flashy hummingbirds splash color across the landscape. There is a remarkable variety of bats here, which may be due to the nearby moist and cloud forests of Veracruz and Oaxaca, and the Balsa tropical dry forests.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Mexico
Area:2,431,999 acres (984,195 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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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