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Tamaulipan mezquital (WWF
Source of bioregions data: Olson, D. M. and E. Dinerstein. The Global 200: Priority ecoregions for global conservation. (PDF file) Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 89:125-126.
Distinctiveness (1=highest,4=lowest): 2
This region has a rich diversity of tree species and several unique plant and animal communities.*
Conservation Status (1=most endangered, 5=most
intact): 1 (critical)
Nearly all of this ecoregion has been converted to agriculture with only 2% of the natural area intact and that area has been heavily altered by humans.*
* Ricketts, T.H., E. Dinerstein, D.M. Olson, C.J. Loucks, et al. (1999) Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment. World Wildlife Fund - United States and Canada. Island Press, Washington, D.C. pp. 258-260.