Central American pine-oak forests
|Central American pine-oak forests|
|Biome||Tropical and subtropical coniferous forests|
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The Central American pine-oak forests occupy an area of Script error: No such module "convert"., extending along the mountainous spine of Central America, extending from the Sierra Madre de Chiapas in Mexico's Chiapas state through the highlands of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to central Nicaragua.
The pine-oak forests lie between Script error: No such module "convert". elevation, and are surrounded at lower elevations by tropical moist forests and tropical dry forests. Higher elevations above Script error: No such module "convert". are usually covered with Central American montane forests.
The Central American pine-oak forests are composed of many species characteristic of temperate North America including oaks (Quercus spp.), pines (Pinus spp.), fir (Abies spp.), and cypress (Cupressus spp.).
- "Central American pine-oak forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
- World Wildlife Fund (2001). "Central American pine-oak forests". WildWorld Ecoregion Profile. National Geographic Society. Archived from the original on 2010-03-08.
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