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Ecoregions of New Mexico

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NameColor on Map
Arid Canyonlands
Alpine Zone
Crystalline Subalpine Forests
Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests
Foothill Shrublands
Sedimentary Subalpine Forests
Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests
Volcanic Subalpine Forests
Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests
San Luis Shrublands and Hills
Taos Plateau
Rio Grande Floodplain
Chihuahuan Desert Slopes
North Central New Mexico Valleys and Mesas
Madrean Lower Montane Woodlands
Montane Conifer Forests
San Juan/Chaco Tablelands and Mesas
Arizona/New Mexico Subalpine Forests
Conifer Woodlands and Savannas
Rocky Mountain Conifer Forests
Semiarid Tablelands
Chihuahuan Basins and Playas
Chihuahuan Desert Grasslands
Lava Malpais
Plains of San Agustin
Low Mountains and Bajadas
Chihuahuan Montane Woodlands
Rio Grande Floodplain
Lava Malpais
Gypsiferous Dunes
Moderate Relief Plains
Rolling Sand Plains
Upper Canadian Plateau
Llano Estacado
Semiarid Canadian Breaks
Shinnery Sands
Arid Llano Estacado
Apachian Valleys and Low Hills
Lower Madrean Woodlands
Madrean Basin Grasslands
Rocky Mountain Subalpine Forests
Northern Woodlands and Sagebrush
Shale Deserts and Sedimentary Basins
Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands
Albuquerque Basin
Near-Rockies Valleys and Mesas
Grassland Parks
San Luis Alluvial Flats and Wetlands
Mogollon Transition Conifer Forests
Canadian/Cimarron High Plains
Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands and Savannas
Mesa de Maya/Black Mesa
Pluvial Lake Basins
Canadian Canyons
Southern New Mexico Dissected Plains
Conchas/Pecos Plains
Central New Mexico Plains
Madrean Pine-Oak and Mixed Conifer Forests

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