Southern Prairie Mixed Grasslands bioregion
- 98,632Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 5Number of Ecoregions
- 38%Protection Target
- 0Protection Level
The Southern Prairie bioregion, located in the Northern America (Nearctic) realm, is the lower section of the Great Plains subrealm and is composed entirely of grasslands stretching from the top of Nebraska to southern Texas, bounded by the Rockies to the west. It contains five ecoregions – Central-Southern US Mixed Grasslands (389), Cross-Timbers Savanna-Woodland (390), Edwards Plateau Savanna (391), Nebraska Sand Hills Mixed Grasslands (395), Western Shortgrass Prairie (402) – and has largely been converted to farmland. The total area of this bioregion is nearly 99 million hectares.
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