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
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Bladen Branch Nature Reserve
Chiquibul Forest Reserve
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
Columbia River Forest Reserve
El Ocote Ecological Reserve Biosphere Reserve
Laguna del Tigre National Park
Maya Multiple Use Area
Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve
Parque Marino Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Park
Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul Biosphere Reserve
Sarstoon Temash National Park
Tikal National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder