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Sierra de la Laguna, Mexico

February 5th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Sierra de la Laguna, Mexico - February 3rd, 2009

Sierra de la Laguna, Mexico - February 3rd, 2009

The Sierra de la Laguna is a mountain range on the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. It lies at the southern end of the peninsula in the state of Baja California Sur, and is the southernmost range of the Peninsular Ranges.

The southern tip of the peninsula, including the Sierra de la Laguna, was formerly an island, and it has a distinctive flora and fauna, with many affinities to southern Mexico. The Sierra is home to many endemic species and subspecies.

Moving inland from the coast, the terrain changes are clearly visible. The dry San Lucan xeric scrub extends from the coast to 250 meters elevation (tan areas). The Sierra de la Laguna dry forests occupy lower portion of the range, from 250 to 800 meters elevation (greenish brown areas). Above 800 meters elevation, the dry forests transition to the Sierra de la Laguna pine-oak forests (dark green).

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