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Central American pine-oak forests

Central American pine-oak forests
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Ecology
Biome Tropical and subtropical coniferous forests
Geography
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Conservation
Conservation status Critical/Endangered[1]
Global 200 Yes

The Central American pine-oak forests ecoregion, in the tropical and subtropical coniferous forests biome, is found in Central America and southern Mexico.

Setting

The Central American pine-oak forests occupy an area of Script error: No such module "convert".,[1] 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,[1] 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.

Flora

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.).

References

  1. ^ a b c "Central American pine-oak forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 


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