The High Plains and Tablelands ecoregion encompasses 102,890 km2 (39,726 mi2) of eastern New Mexico and is part of a contiguous 989,557 km2 (382,070 mi2) semi-arid prairie that extends across most of Kansas and Oklahoma, eastern Colorado, north and west Texas, southeastern Wyoming, and southern Nebraska. In New Mexico, elevations range from 750- 2,000 m (2,500-6,600 ft), and terrain is smooth to slightly irregular with intermittent mesas and plateaus. The climate is marked by hot summers and cold winters. Precipitation averages 40 cm (16 in) (range 30-50 cm (12-20 in)) with over half occurring as thundershowers during July- September.

Habitats


Species of Greatest Conservation Need in the High Plains and Tablelands Ecoregion

Amphibians

Birds

Crustaceans

Fish

Mammals

Molluscs

Reptiles

SGCN Amphibians in the High Plains and Tablelands Ecoregion
SGCN Reptiles in the High Plains and Tablelands Ecoregion

Threats and Conservation Actions

Result for: All
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