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Biodiversity in the South Central Mountains of China

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Abigail Halling

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By: Abby Halling Biodiversity in South Central China Where is it? What Kind of Habitats are in the Hotspt? Climate? Economic Value! Why a hotspot? Ecological Value Niches -China is a part of Asia
-South Central China is in the southern middle part of china.
-It's smaller than Elkhart County but bigger than the city. -There are a variety of habitats!
- Savanna
-Rainforest
-Bamboo Groves
-Etc. -Hottest Region
-Never very cold
-Monsoons
-Warm in winter
-Is the closest part to the equator of China. -Home to many endangered species of animals
-Plants as well
-The majority of animals cannot be found any other place and are native.
-No places are exactly alike to this -The South Central Mountains mainly thrive off of tourism.
- Southern China itself exports much hardwood. -The most abundant type of plant there is a vascular plant
-Most people will recognize bamboo stocks. -Since theres so many environments, many to fill!
-Many of them have layers to them.
-Some have rain-forest like layers, like bamboo groves. Endemic Species Qinling Panda-Subspecies of the Giant Panda
-First subspecies to be recognized
-Was only acknowledged in 2006
-Named after the mountains Endemic Species Golden Snub Nose Monkey
-97% of its time in canopy
-can withstand cooler temperatures than most.
-Is only 60-70 cm tall. Endemic Species Chinese Dormouse
-Only about 182 mm
-The only member of the Chaetocauda Genus
-Nests in trees! Endemic Species The Dove Tree
-Named for its flowers
-Produces a small ball shaped cluster
-Grows to be about 40 feet tall. Endemic Species Petrocosmea Minor -7,000 to 9,000 feet
-Grows on limestone
-Yunnan Province Endagered Species Giant Panda -Road and Railroad construction
-They eat 12 out of hours of a day
-Babies are the size of a stick of butter
-They live 20 years
-Only 1,000 left. Endangered Species Chinese Giant Salamander -The largest lizard in the world
-Can be 1.8 meters.
-Generally found in tributaries. No Extinct Species?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Threatened Species Great Bustard - -Live in open grassland
- Girls mature at 1 year
- Males have a reddish brown band Threatened Species Skink -Normally common
-feed on insects
-Hunted by racoons and foxes, so forth. Destruction -Mostly humans
-Deforestation
-A lot due to poaching -Some associations like the WWF try to help http://www.succulent-plant.com/families/gesneriaceae.html
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/giant-panda/
http://www.arkive.org/chinese-giant-salamander/andrias-davidianus/
http://www.conservation.org/where/priority_areas/hotspots/asia-pacific/Mountains-of-Southwest-China/Pages/default.aspx
http://www.eoearth.org/article/Biological_diversity_in_the_mountains_of_Central_Asia
http://www.ehow.com/list_6618275_native-plants-animals-china.html
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