Cantabrian Mountains

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a range of mountains in northern Spain along the coast of the Bay of Biscay

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In Leon appears in Galician-Leonese mountains, as well as in western Cantabrian Mountains (from Ancares to low Babia and Luna territories) where it is more frequent than the bibliographic reports show.
However, the brief transit of the air mass over the Bay of Biscay supplies moisture conducive to precipitation upon reaching the Cantabrian Mountains. The northeast flow generates lingering clouds over the northern face of the Cantabrian range.
E (1971a): The Piedrasluengas Limestone, a possible model of limestone facies distribution in the Carboniferous of the Cantabrian Mountains. Trabajos de Geologia 3, 151-159.
The Visigoth nobles even fled Toledo, leaving the field open for the conquerors to advance to the Cantabrian Mountains of northern Spain in just three years.
The paintings, engravings, reliefs, and sculptures left by Magdalenian man in dozens of caves in the Cantabrian Mountains, the Pyrenees, and in some of the neighboring areas, are truly astonishing.
When the heat was too much we took to the Cantabrian mountains, majestic peaks of the nearby Picos de Europa.
Of special relevance is the reference from Silio as it would extend westward the known distribution of the species in the Cantabrian Mountains. It would also indicate that this taxon is probably present at higher elevations in the mountains of the water divide between the Saja-Besaya and the Ebro river basins.
His remains were discovered in a cold subterranean cave 5,000 feet below sea level in the Cantabrian mountains of north-west Spain, where conditions are ideal for preserving DNA.
Biologists have long identified numerous races and subspecies of chamois, from the Cantabrian Mountains of northwestern Spain through the Pyrenees, Alps, Carpathians, Balkans, and on to Russia's Caucasus.
laqueus (Vologdin) on the basis of the similar structure of the cups in which the dimensions and ratios are consistent with the limits of variability of the species described in other similarly-aged locations in the Cantabrian Mountains. For further observations and a more complete discussion see Perejon and Moreno-Eiris (2003).
Until now, the large bat had been located in mountainous regions such as the Eastern Pyrenees, the Cantabrian Mountains, the central mountain range or open Mediterranean landscapes where oaks, holm oaks and pines dominate.
The area around Santander has hundreds of beautiful, clean beaches set against the dramatic skyline of the Cantabrian mountains.
megargyrocoma (Asteraceae): three new species from the Cantabrian Mountains (N Spain)--Lazaroa 34: 11-17.
This work is a continuation of the intense study we are making in the genus Pilosella in the area of the Cantabrian Mountains (Mateo & del Egido, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012a, 2012b; del Egido & Mateo, 2012) and takes place in the context of the monographic revision of this genus in the Iberian Peninsula started years ago (Mateo, 1988).