Chiquitano dry forests

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Realm Neotropical
Biome Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forestsAmazon
Country Brazil, Bolivia
Coordinates 15°S 62°W  /  15°S 62°W  / -15; -62 Coordinates: 15°S62°W / 15°S 62°W / -15; -62

The Chiquitano dry forests is a tropical dry broadleaf forest ecoregion in Bolivia and Brazil.

Setting [ edit ]

Location in Bolivia

The Chiquitano dry forests cover an area of 230,600 square kilometers (89,000 sq mi). The ecoregion lies east of the Andes in the lowlands of eastern Bolivia and the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Rondônia.

The World Wildlife Fund includes the Chiquitano dry forests in the Amazon biome.[1] The ecoregion adjoins the Dry Chaco ecoregion to the south and the Pantanal ecoregion to the southeast. To the northeast it blends into the Cerrado ecoregion. To the northwest it adjoins the Madeira-Tapajós moist forests and Southwest Amazon moist forests ecoregions.[2]

Climate [ edit ]

The climate of the Chiquitano dry forests is tropical, with a strong dry season during the southern hemisphere winter.

Flora [ edit ]

Fauna [ edit ]

Animal species found in the ecoregion include:

Status [ edit ]

During the period from 2004 to 2011 the ecoregion experienced an annual rate of habitat loss of 0.62%.[3]

Notes [ edit ]

Sources [ edit ]

  • Coca-Castro, Alejandro; Reymondin, Louis; Bellfield, Helen; Hyman, Glenn (January 2013), Land use Status and Trends in Amazonia (PDF), Amazonia Security Agenda Project, archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-19, retrieved 2017-03-24
  • "Intro: Amazon Ecoregions and Ecology", Global Forest Atlas, Yale University, retrieved 2017-03-08
  • WildFinder, WWF: World Wildlife Fund, retrieved 2017-03-24

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