Cordillera de Merida páramo

WWF Abstract

This dry, treeless páramo ecoregion occurs in high elevation patches in the northern Andes of western Venezuela, on top of the Cordillera de Merida, and south of the Maracaibo Basin. Typical of dry páramo habitat, the ecoregion consists of high-altitude alpine open bunchgrass communities, dwarf bamboo stands, and open meadows. Though not as common as in the wet páramo, marshes and bogs can be found here, too.
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Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Area:703,998 acres (284,898 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