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

Contents

1 Setting

1.1 Climate

2 Flora 3 Fauna 4 Status 5 Notes 6 Sources 7 External links

Setting[edit]

Location in Bolivia

The Chiquitano dry forests
Chiquitano dry forests
cover an area of 230,600 square kilometers (89,000 sq mi). The ecoregion lies east of the Andes
Andes
in the lowlands of eastern Bolivia
Bolivia
and the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Rondônia. The World Wildlife Fund
World Wildlife Fund
includes the Chiquitano dry forests
Chiquitano dry forests
in the Amazon biome.[1] The ecoregion adjoins the Dry Chaco
Dry Chaco
ecoregion to the south and the Pantanal
Pantanal
ecoregion to the southeast. To the northeast it blends into the Cerrado
Cerrado
ecoregion. To the northwest it adjoins the Madeira-Tapajós moist forests
Madeira-Tapajós moist forests
and Southwest Amazon moist forests ecoregions.[2] Climate[edit] The climate of the Chiquitano dry forests
Chiquitano dry forests
is tropical, with a strong dry season during the southern hemisphere winter. Flora[edit]

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Fauna[edit] Animal species found in the ecoregion include:

Goodfellow's tuco-tuco

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

^ Intro: Amazon Ecoregions and Ecology – Yale. ^ WildFinder – WWF. ^ Coca-Castro et al. 2013, p. 12.

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 

External links[edit]

"Chiquitano dry forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. 

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