Lower California


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Lower California:

see Baja CaliforniaBaja California
or Lower California,
peninsula, c.760 mi (1,220 km) long and from 30 to 150 mi (48–241 km) wide, NW Mexico, separating the Gulf of California from the Pacific Ocean. The peninsula is divided at lat.
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California, Lower:

see Baja CaliforniaBaja California
or Lower California,
peninsula, c.760 mi (1,220 km) long and from 30 to 150 mi (48–241 km) wide, NW Mexico, separating the Gulf of California from the Pacific Ocean. The peninsula is divided at lat.
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Lower California

 

(also Baja California), a peninsula in western North America, in Mexico. It is bounded by the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean. Length, about 1, 200 km; width, 50–250 km; area, about 144, 000 sq km.

The coast of Lower California is precipitous (especially in the east); in places in the west there is a lagoon-type coast. There are numerous coastal islands and convenient harbors in the south. A chain of separate volcanic and crystalline blocks stretches along the peninsula, closer to its eastern shore. Most of them have altitudes of 500–1, 500 m, with the greatest elevation being 3, 078 m (La Encantada). Step-like plateaus with elevations of 1,000–1, 500 m, coastal lowlands, and the short Sierra Vizcaino range extend along the western edge. The climate is subtropical in the north and tropical in the south. In virtually all places precipitation is less than 250 mm a year. Fogs are frequent on the coast. The predominant soils are sierozems. Desert and semidesert vegetation predominates (various bushes, cacti, agaves, and yuccas); there are scattered forests in the mountains.

Lower California

a mountainous peninsula of NW Mexico, between the Pacific and the Gulf of California: administratively divided into the states of Baja California (or Baja California Norte) and Baja California Sur
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A list of mammals collected by Edmund Heller, in the San Pedro Martir and Hanson Laguna mountains and the accompanying coast regions of Lower California, with descriptions of apparently new species.
Mexican west coast and Lower California a commercial and industrial survey.
Contributions to the natural history of the Hawaiian and Fanning Islands and Lower California, made in connection with the United States North Pacific Surveying Expedition, 1873-75.
Literature sources were sought in both the popular and scientific literature giving the approximate dates and locations of pronghorn observations in southern California and lower California prior to 1950.
La primera expedicion cientifica que exploro la peninsula en esa epoca, fue la dirigida por el escritor y viajero estadounidense John Ross Browne, quien fue contratado por la Lower California Company en 1866 con el proposito de encabezar una expedicion a la comarca y examinar con detalle los terrenos que habian sido otorgados a esta empresa en forma de concesion.
Kino, born in Italy, came to Mexico in 1681, did missionary work in Lower California, northern Mexico, and southern Arizona, and was instrumental in the return of the Jesuits to the California peninsula in 1697.
Reproduction in captive Lower California rattlesnakes, Crotalus enyo enyo (Cope).
Mammals collected by the 'Albatross' expedition in Lower California in 1911, with descriptions of new species.
Penaeidae from the region of Lower California and Clarion Island, with descriptions of four new species.
Systematic account of the alligator lizards (Gerrhonotus) in the western United States and Lower California.