Neovolcanic Axis of Mexico
36 images Created 29 Oct 2010
The Neovolcanic Axis is a large mountain range running from west to east in the central portion of Mexico. This pine-oak forest ecoregion connects the Sierra Madre Occidental and Sierra Madre Oriental opening its species diversity to both eastern and western regions while serving as a center of diversity itself. At the middle of this ecoregion the range is about 60 miles wide and 400 miles long and contains 13 of the highest peaks in Mexico. Some of these peaks rise into the Arctic Zone adding yet another habitat and increasing the possibilities of species diversity. This ecoregion however also holds some of the most populated states in Mexico, including Mexico City and is key for the future of the water supply.