Gulf of California xeric scrub


Gulf of California xeric scrub

The Gulf of California xeric scrub is a xeric shrubland ecoregion of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula.

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The Gulf of California xeric scrub covers an area of 23,600 square kilometers (9,100 square miles), lying on the eastern side of the peninsula along the Gulf of California, and extending to several of the islands in the gulf. The Peninsular Ranges, which run the length of the peninsula, separate the Gulf of California xeric scrub from the Baja California Desert which lies along Baja California's Pacific slope. To the north, the Gulf of California xeric scrub transitions to the Sonoran Desert. At the southern end of the peninsula, the Gulf of California xeric scrub yields to the San Lucan xeric scrub.

References and external links

* [http://www.worldwildlife.org/wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/na/na1306_full.html Gulf of California xeric scrub (World Wildlife Fund)]
* [http://www.nationalgeographic.com/wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/na/na1306.html Gulf of California xeric scrub (National Geographic)]


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