Tamaulipan matorral

WWF Abstract

This arid ecoregion lies in the lower elevations of the eastern Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains in northeastern Mexico in the states of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas. The landscape undulates with mountains, hills, valleys, and vast plateaus. Where rainfall levels are below 40 inches (100 cm) per year, dominant plant species include anacahuite, mesquites, leatherstem, prickly pear cactus, Don Quixotés lace, and the wait-a-minute bush. In the lower elevation of the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains the soil is shallow and supports piedmont scrubs. Montane chaparral occurs at elevations over 5,600 feet (1,700 m). The long-billed thrasher is one of many birds that builds its home in the dry thickets and brush.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Mexico
Area:4,031,999 acres (1,631,692 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 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder