Southern Andean Yungas
|Southern Andean Yungas|
|Biome||Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forest|
|Area||61,100 km2 (23,600 sq mi)|
|Countries||Bolivia and Argentina|
The ecoregion occurs in elevations ranging from 800 to 3,000 metres (2,600 to 9,800 ft).
The Southern Andean Yungas consists of a mesic evergreen forest, with trees typically less than 15 metres (49 ft) tall. Between 1,200 to 2,500 metres (3,900 to 8,200 ft) the forest is dominated by Andean alder (Alnus acuminata) and mountain pine (Podocarpus parlatorei). At lower elevations these species mix with other trees, especially Lauraceae and Myrtaceae.
Many tropical species find the southern limit of their range in this ecoregion.
Mammals that may be found here include the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari), the collared peccary (Pecari tajacu), and the South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris). Cats include the jaguar (Panthera onca), puma (Puma concolor), margay (Felis wiedii), and jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi).