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Sierra Madre Occidental


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A mountain range of northwest Mexico running parallel to the Pacific coastline and adjoining the Mexican plateau. It extends for about 1,610 km (1,000 mi) southward from the border of Arizona.

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  • noun a mountain range in northwestern Mexico that runs south from Arizona parallel to the Pacific coastline


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  • From there the trees get taller and greener as you ascend into the Sierra Madre Occidental on the winding highway 24.

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  • He has also studied the plants in tropical forests near Alamos in southern Sonora and Mazatlán in southern Sinaloa, and in pine-oak forests near Yécora in the Sierra Madre Occidental in eastern Sonora.

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  • At least half of the world's yearly crop of 50,000 metric tons is cultivated in subtropical Mexico, including protected areas in the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental, where the Lantern himself has spotted more than a few gardens within park boundaries.

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  • The uplift of the Sierra Madre Occidental by 15 mya changed weather patterns.

    Adaptations of desert amphibians and reptiles

  • The region has ecological significance as both a barrier and bridge between two major cordilleras of North America: the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Madre Occidental. 79a.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • The south-central part of the Mexican state of Sonora is dominated by the foothills of the western Sierra Madre Occidental.

    Sonoran desert

  • The region has ecological significance as both a barrier and bridge between two major cordilleras of North America, the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Madre Occidental.

    Ecoregions of the United States-Level III (EPA)

  • Herbaceous elements such as Bouteloua breviseta, Bouteloua gracilis and B. hirsuta, among others, become dominant near the Sierra Madre Occidental.

    Chihuahuan desert

  • This desert is bounded by the Sierra Madre Occidental to the west and the Sierra Madre Oriental to the east, extending as far south as San Luis Potosi and to disjunct islands of the Chihuahuan vegetation in the states of Queretaro and Hidalgo.

    Chihuahuan desert

  • Nayarit Gold controls more than 102,000-hectares of mining concessions -- collectively called the Orion Project -- in the Sierra Madre Occidental, the range that extends from Arizona in the United States down into western Mexico (west of the Sierra Madre Oriental).

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