The Sonoyta mud turtle, Kinosternon sonoriense longifemorale, is endemic to a small area in south- western Arizona and northwestern Sonora. The only U.S. population, at Quitobaquito, declined from several hundred in the 1950s to fewer than 100 in… See more
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About 1,500 collections from within 100 kilometers of the Arizona border in Sonora yielded noteworthy records for 164 plants including 44 new species (12 non-native) for Sonora and 12 (six non-native) for Mexico, conservation species, and regional… See more
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Why This Report? In 2004, two major industrial developments—a liquid natural gas (LNG) regasification facility by Houston-based DKRW Energy and a “clean fuels” refinery by Arizona Clean Fuels of Phoenix, Arizona-- were announced by their promoters… See more
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The western and southern edges of the Madrean Sky Island region are poorly defined and have received little study. After exploring mountains in these areas, we documented range extensions and additional records for several species of interest.… See more
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The Peloncillo Mountains and its surrounding valleys, ranges and drainages anchor the center of the Sky Island region—a region of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico characterized by isolated mountain ranges separated by desert… See more
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Presently, the flora of the Sierra de Mazatán contains 357 species of vascular plants distributed in 248 genera and 80 families. The families with the most species are Asteraceae (48), Fabaceae (45), Poaceae (28), Euphorbiaceae (18), and… See more
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Executive Summary A bi-national team worked from August 2001 through February 2003 to systematically analyze the best scientific information available for the 30-million acre (12-million ha) Apache Highlands ecoregion. The objective was to identify… See more
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From July 1998 to July 2000 we collected locality information and habitat associations for 36 records of the Endangered ocelot Leopardus pardalis in the Mexican State of Sonora. Twenty-seven (75%) of the records for which we could determine the… See more
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Grasslands of central and southern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico and northern Mexico, an area known as the Apache Highlands Ecoregion, have undergone dramatic vegetation changes over the last 130 years, including encroachment by shrubs, loss of… See more
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While biologists have been aware of the existence of native Mexican trouts for over a century, they have received little study. The few early studies that did muchmore than mention their existence began in the 1930s and continued into the early… See more
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An Endangered Species within Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument: Historical Significance and Management Challenges The largest body of water at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is Quitobaquito springs and pond, home to the Quitobaquito desert… See more
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