Zacatonal

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Zacatonal
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Zacatonal at the Nevado de Toluca
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.