Petén-Veracruz moist forests

WWF Abstract

These lowland tropical moist forests grow along the northeastern coastal plain of Mexico, in the northern portion of Veracruz and south Tamaulipas states, at altitudes of 328-2,950 feet (100-900 m). The climate is tropical humid, with rains during seven months of the year totaling 43-63 inches (110-160 cm). In south Tamaulipas, the dominant trees (e.g. Mayan breadnut, sapodilla, rosadillo, and gumbo limbo) reach heights of up to 98 feet (30 m). The same species grow even taller in San Luis Potosí. Lichens and fungi grow on the trees, as well as hanging epiphytes. Two relatives of the raccoon family live in these forests-the coati and cacomistle, both of which have masked faces and long, ringed tails.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Mexico, Guatemala, Belize
Area:36,863,999 acres (14,918,331 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER