Biology of the Caves at Sinkhole Flat , Eddy County , New Mexico

  title={Biology of the Caves at Sinkhole Flat , Eddy County , New Mexico},
  author={James C. Cokendolpher and Victor J. Polyak},
Sinkhole Flat, as the name suggests, is a region of relatively few features in southeastern New Mexico (Figure 1). There are a few arroyos and sinkholes. This study area is in the northern Chihuahuan Desert and plants are typical for this desert region which lies at about 1,000 meters elevation. The vegetation consists predominately of grasses, Opuntia, Yucca, Larrea, and Acacia. The caves at Sinkhole Flat have developed in gypsum and gypsiferous sandstone beds. Periodically, flooding during… CONTINUE READING


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