Ciénaga de Tamasopo

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Ciénaga de Tamasopo

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    1,364.2 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    21°49'N 99°18'W
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Ciénaga de Tamasopo. 02/02/08; San Luis Potosí; 1,364 ha; 21°50'N 099°18'W. One of the last lenthic wetlands of Neotropical climate found in San Luis Potosí, which allows it to hold many flora and fauna species of ecological importance. Among them are the Tule (Typha sp), water lilies, the freshwater turtle Kinosternon integrum, serpents, migratory birds, and the Moreletti Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii). The site is important for waterfowl species such as Anas clypeata, A. strepera, and A. americana, which use this area for resting during their migration journey. Other important fauna species include Boa constrictor, Crotalus scutulatus, Ctenosaura pectinata, Kinosternon integrum, Lampropeltis triangulum, Pituophis deppei, Accipiter striatus and Buteo albicaudatus. The flora species Dioon edule is under special protection in Mexican law. Agriculture and livestock are the main activities undertaken in the site. Ramsar site no. 1814. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

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San Luis de Potosí

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