Yucatan & Veracruz Mixed Forests bioregion
- 38,744Ecoregion Size (1000 ha)
- 10Number of Ecoregions
- 55%Protection Target
- 4Protection Level
The Yucatan bioregion, located in the Central America (Neotropical) realm, extends from the Petén Basin in central Guatemala to the beginning of the dry mesquite woodlands (mezquital) in northern Mexico, contained between the Eastern Sierra Madre mountain range and the Caribbean coast. It is dominated by the tropical moist forests of the Yucatán Peninsula along with sections of dry forest and pine savanna. The bioregion contains nine terrestrial ecoregions – Pantanos De Centla (489), Petén-Veracruz Moist Forests (494), Sierra De Los Tuxtlas (501), Veracruz Moist Forests (514), Veracruz Montane Forests (515), Yucatan Moist Forests (519), Veracruz Dry Forests (550), Yucatan Dry Forests (551), Belizean Pine Savannas (564) – along with extensive Mesoamerican Gulf-Caribbean Mangroves (613). The total area of this bioregion is more than 37 million hectares, not including adjacent marine areas.
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