Zacatonal

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Zacatonal
Ecology
Biome Montane grasslands and shrublands
Bird species 204
Mammal species 48
Geography
Area 306 km2 (118 sq mi)
Country Mexico
Conservation
Conservation status Relatively Stable/Intact[1]

The Zacatonal is a montane grassland and shrubland ecoregion of central Mexico,[1] and Guatemala[citation needed].

Description[edit]

The Zacatonal consists of several enclaves of grassland and shrubland occupying the highest peaks of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, covering about 306 square kilometers (118 sq mi).

They are surrounded by the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt pine-oak forests ecoregion at lower elevations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Zacatonal". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  • World Wildlife Fund (2001). "Zacatonal". WildWorld Ecoregion Profile. National Geographic Society. Archived from the original on 2010-03-08.