Sinaloan dry forests

WWF Abstract

The Sinaloan Dry Forests stretch through three Mexican states-Sonora, Sinaloa and Nayarit--from the base of the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains west to the Pacific Ocean. The climate is subtropical subhumid with a long dry season, perfect weather for the dry forest trees and columnar cacti of this ecoregion, including the kapok tree, quiebrocha, and desert fern. Many jaguars and ocelots once roamed these forests but are now endangered. Other animals enjoy larger populations, and you might spot a pack of collared peccaries or a brood of elegant quail scurrying in the brush. Near the end of the dry season, amapa trees covered with beautiful purple blossoms liven up the hillsides.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Mexico
Area:19,135,999 acres (7,744,064 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder